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On This Day in House! Jan. 9, 1643: ‘Ashen Mild’ found on Venus


On Jan. 9, 1643, the Italian astronomer Giovanni Riccioli noticed a bizarre glowing mild on the night time facet of Venus. He named it “The Ashen Mild of Venus.” 

Astronomers have seen it intermittently since then, whereas others who’ve appeared for it haven’t been capable of finding it. To today, nobody actually is aware of what causes the Ashen Mild.

Associated: Photographs of Venus, the Mysterious Planet Subsequent Door 

A picture taken by Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft exhibits the night time facet of Venus in infrared (the darkish facet of the picture is the day facet of the planet, which is just too brilliant to review in infrared). (Picture credit score: JAXA/PLANET-C Mission Staff)

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