Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere that acts to keep it spinning, according to a new study, that says without this motion the planet would be tidally locked to the Sun.

Venus’s thick atmosphere keeps the planet moving, despite the Sun’s gravitational pull

Venus has a thick, toxic atmosphere that acts to keep it spinning, according to a new study, that says without this motion the planet would be tidally locked to the Sun. Tidal locking is where one side of a body constantly faces another – such as the moon always presenting the same side to the …

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