Lightning detected on Venus / PHOTO

European scientists confirmed that there are Earth-like lightning on Venus, media reported Thursday.

Lightning detected on Venus / PHOTO

The lightning is cloud-to-cloud and about 60 kilometers above the surface, said C.T. Russell, geophysics professor of University of California, U.S.

The finding is significant because lightning affects atmospheric chemistry, so scientists will have to take it into account as they try to understand the atmosphere and climate of Venus.

Bursts of electrical energy from lightning are something that scientists have long theorized could provide the spark of life in primordial ooze.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Kasım 2007, 13:07