Venus’s surface may have never been cool enough for oceans or life

Cloud structure in the Venusian atmosphere JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Kevin M. Gill
Venus may not have had water on its surface in the right conditions, so it might not have been as habitable.

Venus today is a scorching world. Its surface temperatures are hot enough to melt lead. However, the thick atmosphere of Venus is rich in water vapour, and surface features called tesserae, that look like ancient continents, suggests it may have once supported oceans and life billions of year ago. Two NASA spacecraft have launched three new Venus spacecraft.