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Artist's view of Venus, a planet with no magnetic shelter
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- Title Artist's view of Venus, a planet with no magnetic shelter
- Released 07/04/2006 1:52 pm
- Copyright ESA - C. Carreau
As shown in this artist's impression, Venus is a planet with no intrinsic magnetic field and so, differently from Earth, it has no shield to protect it from the continuous attack of the capricious and violent solar wind. ESA's Venus Express will study how much of the atmosphere of the planet escaped under the bombardment of the solar wind and how much it combined with the surface material.