South polar features on Venus similar to those near the north pole

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Piccioni , Giuseppe; Drossart , Pierre; Lebonnois , Sébastien; Al. , Et;
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/nature06209
  • Subject: [SDU.STU.PL]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Planetology | [ SDU.STU.PL ] Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Planetology
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Physics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

Venus has no seasons, slow rotation and a very massive atmosphere, which is mainly carbon dioxide with clouds primarily of sulphuric acid droplets. Infrared observations by previous missions to Venus revealed a bright 'dipole' feature surrounded by a cold 'collar' at it... View more
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