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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A phenomenon similar to a rainbow seen in Venus

Astronomers capture the phenomenon that resembles a rainbow on the planet Venus through the European Space Agency spacecraft. This phenomenon is called glory for the first time seen on other planets and may help scientists understand the chemical on Venus.
Glory, A phenomenon similar to a rainbow seen in Venus. (Picture from: http://sains.kompas.com/)
On Earth, rainbow and glory occurs when the sun is shining but the water particles in the atmosphere on Venus is thought to consist of sulfuric acid and other components are not known.
This false-color composite image shows the glory phenomenon on Venus. The glory is 1,200 km across, as seen from the Venus Express orbiter, 6,000 km away. (Picture from: http://www.sci-news.com/)
Rainbow arched across the sky are usually seen as glory is much smaller and consists of a series of color and shaped like a ring centered on bright colors. Glory is only visible when the camera is placed directly between the Sun and the particle cloud.
These images show the glory at ultraviolet – left, visible – center, and near-infrared wavelengths. (Picture from: http://www.sci-news.com/)
From Earth, glory is often seen from a plane or around the cloud around the shadow of the mountain climbers at the top of the misty mountains. The glory image taken by aircraft belonging to the European Space Agency, Venus Express, which is between the planet Venus and the Sun. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCI-NEWS]
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