A dynamic upper atmosphere of Venus as revealed by VIRTIS on Venus Express

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The upper atmosphere of a planet is a transition region in which energy is transferred between the deeper atmosphere and outer space. Molecular emissions from the upper atmosphere (90–120 km altitude) of Venus can be used to investigate the energetics and to trace the circulation of this hitherto little-studied region. Previous spacecraft and ground-based… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature06140

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