«Electric Wind» Deprived Venus of Water Supplies

20.06.2016

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Specialists (USA) found the reason why all the water had disappeared from the atmosphere and from the surface of Venus. It turned out that it was all the fault of a phenomenon called «electric wind».

«Electric Wind» Deprived Venus of Water Supplies

Under the influence of the electric field of Venus (and it is at least five times stronger than Earth) ions appear in the atmosphere. They start moving in the direction of the source of electricity with an opposite charge. Neutral molecules move following them. This creates a «wind» that can literally suck the oxygen ions and carry them into space. It was possible to find out why there was a dewatering of the planet with the help of data obtained from the orbiter Venus Express.