The Solar System’s Most Spectacular Polar Superstorms

A long-lasting megastorm in the atmosphere above Venus’ south pole is more chaotic and unpredictable than previously thought. This is the finding of a new study that looked at the planet’s polar atmosphere in greater detail than ever before, which was published Mar. 24 in Nature Geoscience.

Venus has a dense carbon-dioxide atmosphere that creates a surface pressure more than 90 times stronger than Earth’s at sea level and temperatures greater than 450 degrees Celsius, hot enough to melt …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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