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Venus' Upper Clouds

Venus' Upper Clouds


Venus' Upper Clouds
Just after it entered orbit, Akatsuki’s LIR camera spotted an enormous stationary wave running completely across the globe from north to south on Venus. The camera sees heat emanating from Venus’ uppermost clouds, day or night.

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Original image data dated on or about December 7, 2015

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