Why Is Venus Hotter Than Mercury?

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Just because Mercury is closer to the sun doesn't mean that it should be the hotter than Venus. The reason that it is hotter than Mercury is that it is a crazy carbon dioxide filled atmosphere that is so thick that it causes it to have a wacky greenhouse effect that traps all the heat.
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Venus is marginally hotter than Mercury. Venus temperatures reach around 870 degrees while Mercury is around 840 degrees. Scientists attribute the temperature on Venus to a "
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although the mercury planet is closer to the sun than Venus.Venus is hotter because of the huge conservatory effect. The atmosphere on Venus is so profuse and tedious that it traps
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Venus has a dense, yellow layer of clouds that acts like an insulating
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Greenhouse effect. Unless you're James E, in which case the answer is "Venus is not in fact farther from the sun, this is a myth because all liberals are secretly Venus worshipers
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