If the images do in the invisible parts of the spectrum, the ultraviolet, for example, shows the structure of clouds and dynamic conditions in the Venusian atmosphere, while the infrared radiation will provide information about temperature and height standing cloud top. The most intriguing are puzzling dark and bright areas, which are seen on Venus in ultraviolet radiation. Scientists saw the equatorial regions on Venus (Venus), that in UV-look dark, and were puzzled by what he saw. New photos made with the help of Venus Express, show that the cause of differently colored area is the uneven distribution mysterious chemicals into the atmosphere that absorbs ultraviolet light, forming a bright and dark areas. While scientists have not yet been able to identify the chemical, but they figured out the process which causes a change of clouds over Venus (Venus). Professor Fred Taylor (Fred Taylor), one of the scientists working with the spacecraft Venus Express, from Oxford University, said, “The features seen on Venus in the ultraviolet radiation, have become a puzzle to astronomers for the next century. These new images show the structure of clouds and the elements from which they are formed, and demonstrate how it happens influenced by complex changes in meteorological conditions. a>. Now we can conduct a more detailed study and try to understand the origin of phenomena such as giant uraganopodobnye vortices formed over the north and south poles.
Like so many things happening on Venus, including global warming, this feature is marked similarities in the atmospheric processes and the processes occurring in the environment Earth, however, in terms of Venus, these phenomena occur in more extreme form. ” Based on data obtained by the Venus Express, scientists learned that the equatorial region on Venus, which appear dark in the ultraviolet radiation, represent areas with relatively high temperature, in which dark matter (material) rises from the lower layers due to intense convective processes. Conversely, the bright areas in the middle latitudes are regions where the temperature of atmospheric layers decreases with depth. Observations in the infrared radiation used to produce maps showing the height of the state of the upper bounds clouds. The researchers were surprised to find that the clouds, as in the dark the tropics, and in bright areas of middle latitudes, are roughly at the same altitude of about 72 km.