Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at Venus Engulf Entire Planet

Space weather explosion could swallow planet VenusGREENBELT, Md., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A common space weather phenomenon on the outskirts of Earth's magnetic bubble has larger -- much larger -- repercussions for Venus, NASA scientists explosions called hot flow anomalies in the solar wind can be so large when they encounter Venus they're bigger than the entire planet can happen multiple times a day, they said."Not only are they gigantic," Glyn Collinson, a space scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said, "but as Venus doesn't have a magnetic field to protect itself, the hot flow anomalies happen right on top of the planet. They could swallow the planet whole." Researcher Find Planet-Sized Space Weather Explosions at #.UwcwumJ_ credits: "Stale Mate" - Jingle Punks

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