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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Weird wave found in Venus, wind whipped atmosphere


10,000-kilometer-long stationary feature may have been the biggest of its kind in solar system.



PUT A BOW ON IT: A bow-formed structure curves vertically crosswise over Venus in this infra-red picture brought with JAXA's Akatsuki rocket. More white hues speak to hotter temperatures, demonstrating that the odd structure is more blazing than different ranges of the air.

With searing temperatures and a mind-numbingly moderate pivot (one Venus day keeps going 243 Earth days), Venus was at that point a contender for most bizarre planet in the nearby planetary group. Presently include a mammoth circular segment formed structure to its rundown of peculiarities. The secretive 10,000-kilometer-long structure was big to the point that it seemed to extend between the planet's posts. What's more, it didn't move, even as winds in the planet's upper air whipped along at a lively 100 meters for every second.

The C-formed structure, which endured no less than four Earth days, could be a gravity wave, a vast aggravation in the stream of a liquid or air, researchers say. It might have shaped on Venus when winds in the planet's lower environment hammered into a mountain extend and were pushed into the upper air, where it stalled out, a group of Japanese specialists report January 16 in Nature Geo-science.

Caught in pictures taken by JAXA's Akatsuki shuttle in December 2015, the structure could be the biggest stationary gravity wave ever seen in the nearby planetary group. On the off chance that it shifted from the lower to upper environment, there might be all the more going ahead close to the surface of the planet than researchers beforehand suspected.

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