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Japanese spacecraft spots massive gravity wave over Venus

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

A Japanese spacecraft has observed what may be the largest wave of its kind in the atmosphere of Venus, according to a study published in Nature Geoscience. The bow-shaped stationary gravity wave was spotted by the Akatsuki spacecraft as it stretched about 6,214 miles, or about 10,000 kilometers, atop Venus' clouds and over a mountainous region. BBC (01/16)


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Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Researchers examine how earwax works

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

Geologists uncover details about supercontinents

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

Wings of huge ancient goose built for fighting, not flying

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

Mysterious Planet Nine may have come from another solar system

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Study: Stem-cell procedure restores vision in blind mice

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

Study: Compound can block old blood's aging effects in brain

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Protein found in bacteria can act like a prion

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

Consumed planet, not aliens, caused star's strange dimming, study suggests

Sigma Xi SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017


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