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Another day later
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- Title Another day later
- Released 13/03/2008 2:31 pm
- Copyright ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA/Univ. of Oxford
This image, of the ‘eye of the hurricane’ on Venus was taken by the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) on board Venus Express.
This picture shows a region in the venusian atmosphere about 60 km from the surface, at a wavelength of about 5 micrometres.
This image was acquired a day later (after the previous image). Here the shape of the vortex is stretched out in two opposite directions and is almost hourglass-shaped - this shape is called a dipole.
The yellow dot in the image indicates the location of the south pole.