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Japanese Orbiter Makes Strange Find on Venus

By wochit 17 January 2017

The Japanese Akatsuki orbiter has reportedly captured a strange atmospheric phenomenon: a gravity wave in the planet Venus' upper cloud layer. The wave imaged by Akatsuki, which entered Venus' orbit in December 2015, is positioned over a continent-sized rugged highland called the Aphrodite Terra. Researchers reportedly plan to make further observations in the next few years as Akatsuki continues its mission in orbit around Venus. They also noted in a study released this week, "The formation and propagation of this mountain gravity wave remain difficult to reconcile with assumed near-surface conditions on Venus."