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Two big blue marbles
IDEA BY: Jeffrey Scroggins LOCATION: USA CATEGORY: Science/Medical

ENTRY TITLE

Two big blue marbles
IDEA BY: Jeffrey Scroggins
LOCATION: USA
CATEGORY: Science/Medical

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Venus may have had a magnetic field similar to that of earths. Thus protecting it from hazards that prevent life.

When taught the planets and their nicknames in elementary school one name that always stuck out to me was that Venus’s nickname was “Earths Twin”. A twin that it is roughly the same size as earth and in many ways has the same physical make-up and placement in the solar system makes it more of a twin than any other planet we have discovered yet. Venus however is the black sheep in our galactic family with its retrograde rotation which leads Physicists to believe our twin has not always been the way it is today. Suggesting that at a point in time Venus may have had a rotation that matched that of every other planet in our system (with the exception of Uranus). If true we could then deduce that the iron and nickel core would be energized by the spin of the planet in the same way the Coriolis Effect explains how our iron/nickel core generates a magnetic field that protects our planet allowing it to harbor life. With a protective field Venus could have been able to produce intelligible life similar to that of Earths. With a race that may have looked at Earth as a safe haven in the same way Earthlings look to Mars and other possibly habitable planets. If intelligent, the Venusians would have been capable of foreseeing both natural and manmade disasters prompting them to make preparations to keep their species alive in the case of a global disaster. A disaster which brings us to the Venus we know so well today and life to a planet we know better. Speculation is like that of a fork in the road. It may lead you to a dead end but if it doesn’t, then it is a path worth following.