Aurora on Venus Versus Solar Activity


Looking at the Venusian nightside limb: a comparison of green line spikes seen on Earth and Venus. Credit: DPS press release/C. Gray & the University of Las Cruces NM.

It’s a major mystery posed by our sister world.

Does the atmosphere of Venus possess upper atmospheric phenomena similar to the Earth, such as aurora or nightglow?

Now, a recent announcement out of the American Astronomical Society’s 46th annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Science being held this week in Tucson, Arizona has shed new light on the dilemma.(…)
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