What If Venus Became a Moon of Earth

Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets. It has no natural satellites. It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.  It is the second-brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon, reaching an apparant magnitude of −4.6 – bright enough to cast shadows at night and, rarely, visible to the naked eye in broad daylight. Orbiting within Earth’s orbit, Venus is an inferior planet and never appears to venture far from the Sun. It is the hottest planet in the solar system despite its being second closest planet to the Sun. It is a hell world what average temperature being 462 Celsius or 2 times more than the average oven, even though Mercury is closer to the Sun. It is still a terrestrial planet and is sometimes called Earth’s “sister planet” because of their similar size, mass, proximity to the Sun, and bulk composition. It is radically different from Earth in other respects. It has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide. Real image of Venus looks a lot like a gassy planet but of course it is solid. Now it is because of such a thick atmosphere and you can’t see the surface. It also means that the pressure is very high in the surface of venus. Pressure on venus is 93 times higher, than in the surface of Earth. Which is similar to being thousand meters underwater, so it’s thick atmosphere allowed for that. Even atmosphere of venus is mostly carbon dioxide and that is extremely thick, so carbon dioxide captures heat and doesn’t let go. It basically raised the hell that is venus. So still venus is called Earth’s twin by this venus has a similar gravity and diameter to earth. The earth is just a bit bigger and has stronger gravity.So what did so-called Earth’s twin became a moon of Earth, let’s say venus started drifting towards earth and somehow got captured by Earth’s gravity.  So immediately went to settle on orbit of moon. Moon would be ejected flying into outer space or maybe it would be captured by another planet.  So because venus had very similar gravity to earth it would mean that both objects would orbit around each other and would create a center of mass which both would orbit each other. It’s just that earth would be a little bit more dumb, so really you can barely call venus a moon. Then to an extent it would be diameter of Venus is three to four times larger than moon.


If Venus were to settle in the similar orbit to moon it would appear gigantic it would be as, if we watch something as big as Earth standing there. So right of the bat night on earth would be noticeably brighter, venus is the brightest planet and it is commonly mistaken for a star. When you see really bright object in the sky it’s not moving to the Sun, it’s likely venus. So it is really bright even from 40 million kilometers away but up close it would be a few times brighter, than the moon. The brightness is caused by a tech atmosphere that reflects a lot of light. Venus as said is really heated meaning temperature would likely rise probably by a few Celsius or even more, which could cause on TARTA cos and Greenland ice cap to unfreeze a bit rising the sea level by a few meters which would cause millions upon millions of people to be in need to move. Heat would destroy a few ecosystems and length of the day could be changed which would cause quite a few problems because every animal and human that was on earth evolved to live in 24 hour day night cycle. So this length of the day could mess with that, now despite those big problems humans and many other animals would likely adapt to the situation. Earth would become quite a dangerous place as tide on earth would be many times bigger because of Venus’s strong gravitation which would cause tsunami on earth more frequent thing. So everyone on earth would need to get out of the city than the coast, as well there would be as said sea level rise. So there are many problems that come with Venus but there are as well some good things that come with venus at least exploration of venus would be many times easier and sending a rover would be quite a fast thing within two days. We would likely have mapped the whole surface of venus by that time. So it would as well provide a good place to colonize not on the surface of course. There have been plans to build a sky in the upper atmosphere of venus which would means that it would have a similar pressure of gravity and temperature to Earth in Venus’s upper atmosphere making colonization pretty promising. So of course venus will not start drifting towards Earth. It’s an idea and likely be able to survive with consequences but it would have some upsides as well.

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