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Fraser
2006-Oct-13, 05:43 PM
Mars may get most of the news, but don't forget there's a spacecraft orbiting Venus too. New images released from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft show new details about our twin planet's atmosphere. These night-side infrared images reveal thermal radiation emanating from beneath the planet's thick obscuring cloud deck. The clouds themselves are stretched out because of high-speed winds in the atmosphere.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/10/13/night-side-atmosphere-on-venus/)