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‘Electric Wind’ Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres

‘Electric wind’ on Venus may have stripped the planet’s upper atmosphere of oxygen… and it “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 authored by NASA-funded researchers.”

Investigate gravity, electric fields, exoplanets, and more with NASA Goddard Space Explorer Glyn Collinson: ‘Electric Wind’ Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres.

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There’s more to read at NASA.gov: ‘Electric Wind’ Can Strip Earth-like Planets of Oceans, Atmospheres. Bonus infographics from Goddard Media Studios.

Related research from Goddard: Solar Wind Strips Martian Atmosphere.

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