Planets and Moons  ID: 12208

The Electric Wind of Venus

Venus has an "electric wind" strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere. This action may have played a significant role in stripping Earth's twin planet of its oceans, according to new research results from the European Space Agency's Venus Express mission led by NASA-funded researchers. Lead author of the research paper, Glyn Collinson, explains that "electric wind" can strip Earth-like planets of oceans and atmospheres.

 

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Genna Duberstein (USRA): Lead Producer
Genna Duberstein (USRA): Editor
Brian Monroe (USRA): Lead Animator
Glyn Collinson (Catholic University of America): Lead Scientist
John Caldwell (AIMM): Lead Videographer
William Steigerwald (NASA/GSFC): Lead Science Writer
Brian Monroe (USRA): Lead Graphic Designer
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Keywords:
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Gravity
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Venus
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons
SVS >> Electric Energy
SVS >> Electric Field
SVS >> Atmospheric Loss

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0