Posts Tagged ‘Venus’

‘Electric Wind On Venus’

June 21, 2016


“By human standards, a descent onto Venus mirrors a fall through different circles of hell. As visitors approach, they would first pass through a thick haze of sulfuric acid. Further below are heavy metal snows that drift over Venusian mountain peaks. Finally, upon touching down, the average surface temperatures — ranging from about 400 to 500 degrees Celsius — would bake explorers like a Neapolitan pizza.

“Even the gas molecules from the visitors’ steaming remains would be unwelcome on Venus, eventually blasted out into space thanks to what scientists are calling a strong “electric wind.”