Haha no I don't need to; I'd probably want to take a shower afterwards.Sorry, I was referring the the "Aftermath" program, "When the Earth Stops Spinning".
That's where I originally saw this map, and it all came flooding back, like a bad dream.
Watch it here:
Actually, Venus rotates in reverse, and is the only planet in the solar system that does so. This is an indication of some cataclysmic event, like a large bolide strike, which would explain the conditions observed.
I'm having trouble following this statement. Perhaps you'd like to elaborate?Earth's atmosphere loses heat from updrafts which convert the potential energy of rising gases to potential energy which is not converted back to heat when the air returns to the surface as a downdraft. That process may not exist on Venus because the heavy cloud cover may prevent vertical movement of gases.