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Venus Express peers through "infrared windows"

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Venus Express peers through "infrared windows" This artist's impression shows Venus Express studying the peculiar atmosphere of Venus with a precision never achieved before. The mission made the first ever use of the so called "infrared windows," which are narrow bands in the atmospheric spectrum, discovered in the 1980s thanks to ground observations. Looking through these "windows", Venus Express is able to gather precious information about the lower layers of the atmosphere and even the surface.

ESA / AOES Medialab

 

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