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Cloud Images from the Pioneer Venus Orbiter

Science  06 Jul 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4401, pp. 74-76
DOI: 10.1126/science.205.4401.74

Abstract

Ultraviolet images of Venus over a 3-month period show marked evolution of the planetary scale features in the cloud patterns. The dark horizontal Y feature recurs quasi-periodically, at intervals of about 4 days, but it has also been absent for periods of several weeks. Bow-shaped features observed in Pioneer Venus images are farther upstream from the subsolar point than those in Mariner 10 images.

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