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Cloud structure on the dark side of Venus

Naturevolume 307pages222224 (1984) | Download Citation

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Observations of the dark side of the planet Venus at infrared wavelengths between 1.5 and 2.5 µm have shown it to be anomalously bright in portions of this waveband, and to exhibit structured cloud patterns whose rotation period is longer than that of any other clouds.

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    • John W. Crawford

    Present address: Department of Astronomy, Glasgow University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK

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  1. Anglo-Australian Observatory, PO Box 296, Epping, New South Wales, 2121, Australia

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