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Strong 'electric wind' strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

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Venus' electric wind (credit: Dr Glyn Collinson)

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers.

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