Standing Wave
Light Sound and Waves

Venusian standing waves

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The Japanese Akatsuki Probe has detected a gigantic standing wave in the atmosphere of Venus. The pressure wave extends over 10,000 km between the poles of the planet and is believed to be produced by surface winds colliding with the 4,500 m high Aphrodite Terra Mountain range near the planet’s equator.

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Standing Wave
is a special case of Interference
is used in analyses relating to Resonating Pipe Oscillating String
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