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Astrobiologists can now add a new term to their lexicon: The Venus Zone. It describes the area around a star in which a planet is likely to exhibit the inhospitable hell-like conditions found on the planet Venus. The concept will help astronomers determine which exoplanets are more analogous to Earth, and thus friendlier to alien life.


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Intense heat that just won't stop

Melting everything including stone

The summit of pressure and heat

And Venus was in the zone

She's got it

Yeah, baby, she's in it

Venus Zone, just filled with fire

Life's funeral pyre