Why is Venus So Hot? We Asked a NASA Scientist

Why is Venus so hot?

The planet’s thick CO2-filled atmosphere is great at trapping heat. This creates a runaway greenhouse effect that makes Venus roughly 700°F (389°C) hotter than it would be otherwise. @NASAJPL’s Dr. Amy Hofmann provides all the sizzling details.

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Producers: Scott Bednar, Jessica Wilde
Editor: Daniel Salazar

Credit: NASA

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