The scientists are observing a strange phenomenon in the atmosphere of the Venus. The wall of poisonous clouds of extraordinary size, that wasn't previously known, envelops part of the atmospheric formation and constantly moves to the west. The astronomers believe that this phenomenon has been happening since at least 1983 and the cloud wall has a high speed, moving every 4.9 Earth days. Its length is about 7,500 kilometers.
It stretches along the planet's equator at an altitude of 47.5 to 56.5 kilometers. There is nothing like this in the Solar System. The experts from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal are monitoring the state of the giant cloud formation.
According to astrophysicist Pedro Machado, if such a phenomenon occurred over the Earth, it would cover the entire frontal surface on a planetary scale. The Venus is a special planet with a rocky territory. It is covered in a dense layer of atmosphere made up almost entirely of carbon dioxide, which rotates 60 times faster than the planet itself, creating high-speed winds.
The planet is raining sulfuric acid and its atmospheric pressure is almost 100 times higher than that of the Earth. The average surface temperature is hot - almost 47 degrees Celsius. The scientists considered the discovered cloudy atmosphere as a charming place.
It is subject to huge wave swings. This cloudy arcuate structure is about 10 thousand kilometers long, extending into the upper atmosphere. It is a stationary gravitational wave. It can be created by a rotating atmosphere.
Another wavelike that surrounds the planet in the upper atmosphere, distorting it with powerful wind currents from the Venus. Images of this phenomenon were obtained using infrared equipment installed on the Japanese Akatsuki orbiter. The images were taken from 2016 to 2018 and then transferred to the Japan Space Agency laboratory.