Beyond the clouds: News from Venus

Research report (imported) 2008 - Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research

Titov, Dimitri; Markiewicz, Wojciech; Fränz, Markus
Physik der Planeten und Kometen (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Christensen)
MPI für Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-Lindau
After many years of exploration of planet Venus by sovjet and american spacecraft a large number of questions about history and structure of the planet and its atmosphere remained open. In 2005 the first European mission to planet Venus was launched: Venus Express – with a strong contribution by the MPI for Solar System Research. First analyses of the data received since 2006 show a previously unimagined structuring and dynamics of the cloud layers and allow new conclusions about the evolution of the atmosphere of Venus.

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