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New types of cloud morphology on Venus

Date: 14 September 2017
Satellite: Venus Express
Depicts: Venus
Copyright: ESA, NASA, J. Peralta and R. Hueso

These panels show examples of new types of cloud morphology discovered on the night side of Venus thanks to ESA's Venus Express and NASA's infrared telescope IRTF.

Top row, from left to right: stationary waves observed by Venus Express, "net" patterns observed with IRTF;
Bottom row: mysterious filaments (left) and dynamical instabilities (right) observed by Venus Express.

Last Update: 14 September 2017

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