Vince (Login MoxiFox) Sufi Posted Jun 18, 2012 5:29 AM
Your observations are most astute though...
Yes, the planet of Venus is constantly "repaving" itself with fresh lava because it's intensely volcano-active.
And the volcanic activity is responsible for the heavy blanket of CO2 gas (topped with SO2 ... since SO2 is lighter than CO2).
CO2 is a good insulator. It conducts heat far less readily than nitrogen/oxygen --- our own atmospheric makeup. So the CO2 keeps heat in and the SO2 reflects heat ... and so the planet surface gets extremely hot from the heat of its own core.
You're also right about the one-way mirror effect. You would NEED a one way mirror to let sun rays IN ... but not let the same kind of radiation go OUT. There's nothing one-way about SO2; it reflects the same in all directions.
But "they" don't tell us any of this stuff. They don't tell us because ... they want us kept in the dark and fearing ... and agreeing to pay them a lot of carbon taxes. (Did you know that in Australia they recently passed a bill which makes it ILLEGAL to talk about carbon taxes hurting the economy? A $1 million fine on you if you complain about carbon taxes!)
Yep, Mercury is closer to the sun than Venus ... but not nearly as hot. There's a reason for that ... but it's very foggy unless you figure it out for yourself.