×

Hello! Socratic's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have been updated, which will be automatically effective on October 6, 2018. Please contact hello@socratic.com with any questions.

What characteristics of Venus's atmosphere make the planet so harsh?

1 Answer

Answer:

Venus has a very high percentage(96%) of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. It traps the heat from the sun and the numerous volcanic eruptions on the surface.

Explanation:

This happens due to it being a greenhouse gas. Greenhouse gases have a property of allowing heat radiation to enter but not allowing the heat to escape.