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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Venus' southern swirling clouds

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Venus' southern swirling clouds A 10-frame animation of the Venus' south polar vortex seen by Venus Express' VIRTIS at a near-infrared wavelength of 3.8 microns. The set of images has been reprojected to compensate for the overall rotation of the vortex, making the dynamics of atmospheric flow within the vortex more easy to spot.

ESA / VIRTIS / INAF-IASF / Obs. de Paris-LESIA / Univ. of Oxford

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about September 23, 2010

 

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