Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Atmosphere Of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined

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Not only is the surface of Venus hot enough to melt lead, not only will the sulfuric acid rainstorms burn gaping holes in your partially-melted spaceship, it's got a monstrous electric wind that appears to have helped strip all the water out of the atmosphere.

Venus' electric field is at least five times larger than that of Earth, Mars, or Saturn's moon Titan. It's so strong, in fact, that it produces its own 'wind,' which is less like the gusty gales we're familiar with on Earth.

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