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A violent lightning storm as seen from the surface of Venus; terrestrial planet; telluric planet; rocky planet; runaway greenhouse effect - Space Art Illustration

 

Venusian lightning storm

Lightning has been observed in Venus' clouds, however it is not known if lightning strikes the surface as well. If it did, it would be one more infernal element in a nightmare world. Any rain associated with such a storm would likely be in the form of sulfuric acid, and that would evaporate long before it reached the ground.

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