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Understanding the "Superotation" Winds of Venus - Universe Today
[/caption] Astronomers observing Venus back in the 1960’s discovered that the top level of Venusian cloud layers moved very rapidly, orbiting the planet in only four Earth days, compared to the planet’s own rotation of 243 Earth days. This phenomenon is called the “superotation” of Venus. The winds carrying these clouds travel at 360 km/hr, … Continue reading "Understanding the “Superotation” Winds of Venus"