Friday, 6 March 2015

If You Think Our Weather Is Crazy, Wait Until You See Storms On Other Planets

Warming of our planet one is of the biggest debates in years. The evidence for global climate change is in the news almost daily. Our weather is becoming crazier every year, from the polar vortekes to super hurricanes. We are all lucky to still be live.

While Mother Nature is not the kindest to
creatures of Earth, look at what happens on the surfaces of other planets. You can consider us lucky.

Mars has no atmosphere, which makes it extremely difficult to sustain human life as we know it. Mars lacks atmosphere is a mystery, but there is still a lot of bizarre weather going on on the planet. The pols are covered with ice caps, there are intense snowstorms. While our snow is frozen water, Mars snow is actually made of frozen carbon dioxide, or "dry ice". There are also tons of dust cyclone, which violently tear the planet.

What you are watching is Jupiter's most famous hurricane, the Great Red Spot. He raged for more than 400 years. This storm is so massive, up to the point where the 3 Earths can easily fit into it. There is another spot, known as Oval BA, which was discovered about seven years ago, and is now moving as fast as their larger counterparts. It seems that the increase in size. 

As the closest planet to the sun and almost completely devoid of atmosphere, it's easy to see why Mercury becomes extremely hot. However, since there is little atmosphere, it is difficult for the planet to retain heat, which leads to intense temperature changes. Since lacks an axial tilt, no seasonal weather changes. It also incredibly slowly rotates, as it only completes about three “days” every two years. When Mercury is closest to the sun, the surface temperature can reach over 800º F. During the night, the temperature can drop to -290º F.

Neptune has a storm big enough to swallow the whole Earth and bands of weather that mark its latitude. Planet has most violent winds in the solar system, which can reach a staggering 1,500 miles per hour. Since there is little talk in terms of topography, there is nothing to slow this down gusts of wind. It also has the ability to rain diamonds, so that's pretty radical.

Saturn's atmosphere mainly consists of hydrogen, which led to an incredibly strong winds storms. Speeds can reach up to 1,000 kilometers per hour. For comparison, the strongest wind gust ever recorded on Earth was in 1996, at about 253 kilometers per hour.

Uranus is the coldest planet in our solar system, with temperatures hitting -371ºF. Uranus is very strange, because as it is tipped entirely on his side. Its north pole faces the sun. This may be due to the great crash, as its magnetic field does not align with its poles. Because planet is so far away, it is difficult to obtain accurate read what happens on the surface. However, the massive hurricanes are studied through infrared telescopes, and it is also known to rain diamonds.

With a super-thick atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide, Venus is able to trap more of the sun's radiation than Mercury, which allows it to reach (and keep) a higher temperature. The surface temperature remains relatively consistent throughout the year, to 900º F. rain on Venus is almost exclusively sulfuric acid, which is highly corrosive. Sulfuric acid can damage clothing immediately and cause severe burns on body. However, the surface temperature of Venus is so hot, the rain evaporates before hitting the ground.
I do not know if I wanted to go to any of these planets with our current technology. In fact, I am 100% sure that you never want to leave the Earth at this point in time. Let us take care of our planet before we end up like Venus. 


  1. Venus is awful! Seems that raining Monday is not so scary huh? Same with the global warming.
    Very clear overview, I think I can use it in my blog- for your articles!

  2. Recently the weather is really crazy. Anyway the images you have shared are amazing. I gonna share the whole post on my blog