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The spirited youth of Venus

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A model investigating the build-up of the atmosphere of Venus shows that it could have originated from a vigorous phase akin to plate tectonics during the first billion years of its evolution.

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Fig. 1: Sketch illustrating the idealized evolution scenarios investigated by Weller et al.2.

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    In the version of the article initially published, in the caption to Fig. 1, the sentence now reading “Figure adapted from ref. 3 under a Creative Commons licence CC BY 4.0”, previously cited ref. 1. This has been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.


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Gillmann, C. The spirited youth of Venus. Nat Astron 7, 1419–1420 (2023).

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