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Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability
Strong Dependence of the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone on Planetary Rotation Rate

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"A particularly striking example of the importance of rotation rate suggested by our simulations is that a planet with modern Earth's atmosphere, in Venus' orbit, and with modern Venus' (slow) rotation rate would be habitable. This would imply that if Venus went through a runaway greenhouse, it had a higher rotation rate at that time."

Or that, you know, something is wrong with your model.

I've heard that the slow rotation of Venus was caused by interaction between the current (thick, hot) Venusian atmosphere and the Sun, so suggesting it got hot before it got slow makes sense.

I do read it but I found that link on the 9th, around 10:30. Posting is such a pain from the playbook, though...

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