Venus experiences burts of lightning

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Washington, Nov 30 (UNI) Earth's sister planet Venus has witnessed electrical activity, the European Space Agency's Venus Express probe confirms through a magnetic antenna.

Since 1978, with the NASA's investigation, astronomers have been saying that Venus probably had lightning. However, due to the signal interference experts weren't sure about it.

Talking about the lightning probe, professor at University of California and the lead author of a paper, published in the Nature, CT Russell said, ''It is cloud-to-cloud and about 55km above the surface.'' However, this emergence of electrical energy from lightning does not guarantee life on Venus.

''If life was ever something serious to talk about on Venus, it would be early in its history, not in its current state,'' Carnegie Institution of Washington's Sean Solomon said.


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