Venus Express Probes Atmosphere By Flying Through It

Paris, France (ESA) Oct 11, 2010 ![][1] ESA’s Venus Express is exploring the density of the Venusian upper atmosphere by measuring how much the planet’s atmosphere itself slows down or twists the pointing of the spacecraft. New density measurements, centred on the Northern Pole and obtained during these atmospheric drag experiments, show an unexpected inhomogeneous pattern in the atmosphere of our neighbouring planet. These late



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