Does rain only happen on Earth?
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Reported from National Geographic, planet Earth has always had 332.5 million cubic miles of water.
The supply of water on earth never changes, water just keeps on traveling as a result of the water cycle.
Water does not only come from the sea, lake, or river. Water is also present in snow, soil, and even molten magma.
There are three main stages in the water cycle, namely evaporation or transpiration, condensation, and precipitation.
Evaporation is the process of evaporation of water from seas, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water.
While transpiration is the release of water molecules as a result of metabolism from plants.
Condensation is the process of changing water from gas to liquid, or we know it as condensation.
Precipitation occurs due to cooling and the addition of water vapor, so that the water that forms clouds reaches a saturation point.
So, does the same process of rain occur on other planets in the Solar System? Come on, find out!
Rain on Other Planets
Reported from Science Alert, water rain does only occur on Earth. However, other planets experience rain differently.
The type of material that falls from the sky for each planet is different, depending on the planet itself.
For example, the sky of Mars lowers carbon dioxide, the sky of Venus lowers sulfuric acid, and so on.
According to research led by Kaitlyn Loftus at Harvard, all the droplets of liquid material that make up rain throughout the Solar System are roughly the same size.
Raindrops that are most similar to those on Earth are from the planets Mars and Venus.
Even on the largest planet, Jupiter, the raindrops don’t differ that much from rain on other planets.
However, scientists have not found the exact reason why rain on Earth and on other planets is uniform in size.
With this fact, scientists will be happy if they can actually see rain on other planets.
The Reason the Air Temperature Rises Before It Rains
When water evaporates in the evaporation process, energy is required to be absorbed in the form of heat.
Then this heat energy will be stored in water molecules when they are in the atmosphere.
However, when they are at a certain altitude, these water molecules can decrease in temperature, so they can form clouds.
Clouds that have formed will settle in the atmosphere. Meanwhile, the wind and the stability of air pressure will keep the clouds in the atmosphere.
Well, to convert heat energy into water in the process of rain, the water molecules in the form of gas must release their energy back.
When this happens, the cloud will release its hot steam before it rains.
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