Gigantic Space Weather Explosions in Venus

Space weather explosions shown in Venus
Recently, researchers have found a weird space weather phenomenon called "Hot flow anomalies", which happens in the outskirts of Earth in the magnetosphere. The same phenomenon happens in Venus, except in gigantic proportions. It is so huge that its actually bigger than the size of the planet and it happen multiple times a day.

Earth has a magnetic field which protects us from these kind of weather phenomenons. However, Venus doesn't have the magnetic shield. Hence, the hot flow anomalies happen right on top of the planet. Venus has an outer layer called Ionospere. A pressure balance between the ionosphere and hot flow anomalies create planet-scale disruptions, thus, sucking up the ionosphere away from the surface of the planet (which is shown in the image above).

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