Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

‘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.

venuselectricwinds_factoidbg1_final

VenusElectricWinds_FactoidBG2_Final_print

venuselectricwinds_factoidbg3_final

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.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Understanding the Magnetic Sun – NASA Goddard

Rion Nakaya

Solar Wind Strips Martian Atmosphere – NASA Goddard

Rion Nakaya

The Mysterious Planet

Rion Nakaya

Jewel Box Sun: Invisible wavelengths of light translated into colors

Rion Nakaya

The relative rotation periods of planets in 2-D

Rion Nakaya

A Guided Tour of How the Moon Evolved – NASA

Rion Nakaya

Planet and star size comparisons from smaller to larger

Rion Nakaya

Outer Space: sequences from NASA’s Cassini and Voyager missions

Rion Nakaya

Cassini’s Grand Finale, our daring last months orbiting Saturn

Rion Nakaya