Research: Venus superstorm may be a permanent fixture

03/25/2013 | Space.com

A large cyclone-like structure swirling above Venus' south pole has been evolving ever since scientists began observing it six years ago, according to research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. Researchers used the European Space Agency's Venus Express satellite to observe the storm, about four times larger than a typical storm on Earth. The exact cause behind the storm's constant evolution is still unclear, but scientists surmise that the cyclone-like storm may be a permanent fixture of the planet's atmosphere.

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