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Cloud Worlds: from Venus to Exoplanet

Project description

Taking a deeper look at Venusian clouds

Venus is a unique planet in the solar system – the clouds cover 100 % of the planet all of the time. This opaque layer of highly reflective clouds comprising sulfuric acid prevents its surface from being seen from Space in visible light. The EU-funded CLOUDWORLDS project will analyse Venus images and spectral observations from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum to study cloud properties and composition, and the cloud radiative effect. The new techniques will also be used to study cloud formation and properties in extrasolar planets. Comparing results will help scientists better understand our neighbouring planet and shed light on other planets beyond our solar system with similar features.


Net EU contribution
€ 174 806,40
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00