Venus Weather Report: 200mph acid winds

Posted on Monday, Apr 17 2006 @ 08:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Venus Express spacecraft of ESA returned it first images last week and discovered a sky of sulfuric acid clouds with 200mph winds, HeraldNet reports:
Scientists' attempts to peer into Venus' atmosphere have long been hampered by a thick haze enshrouding the planet. But the spacecraft's infrared and visible cameras were able to capture two slices of the atmosphere at 34 miles and 40 miles above the surface.

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