Scientist Discover Lightning On Venus

The atmosphere on Venus is certainly unforgiving, but not as boring as scientists have thought.

The European Space Agency's Venus Express probe is proving that
there's lightning on Venus.

It's significant because it could provide a spark of life in
primordial ooze.

The probe found cloud-to-cloud lightning about 35 miles above
the surface of the planet that has an atmosphere 100 times more
dense than Earth, and about 900 degrees hotter.

Venus also has clouds of sulfuric acid.

A paper on the Venusian fireworks is being published in the
journal Nature.


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