The atmosphere on Venus is going through an unusual event. So, Venus demonstrates once again its beauty and complexity.
The Japanese spacecraft is entitled Akatsuki. It has registered an immense gravitational flux, present in Venus’ atmosphere.
This is not the first time when such an event is observed on the second closest planet from the Sun.
Yet, this odd activity is the biggest that was ever recorded on Venus.
The length of this gravitational flux is measuring over 9,500 kilometers.
In addition, the elements that have been discovered are showing something truly interesting. The complex dynamics of Venus is much more intricate that researchers have first suspected.
According to the European Space Agency, such a was is a rupture into the atmosphere’s density.
Also, the flux should not be confused with a gravitational wave, which is a break between space and time.
Seemingly, such events appear in Earth’s atmosphere and sometimes they produce turbulence.
Gravitational fluxes like this one have also appeared in the past into Venus’ atmosphere, but the pulsations lacked power.
However, this giant flux seems to be stationary. Precisely, it ‘rests’ above a mountainous chain, uninfluenced by the atmospheric strong winds.
The authors of the study think that the luminous structure is the result of the wave that formed in the inferior gravitational layers.
They have not yet figured out how the gravitational wave is reaching the superior layers, where clouds are spinning a lot faster than the planet.
For example, the clouds need only four days to complete a full rotation, while Venus rotates in 243 days.