The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
The Clouds of Venus
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, MESSENGER, Venus
The MESSENGER probe, en route to Mercury, passes by Venus. I've stretched the contrast to draw out details in the cloud tops, which look nearly undifferentiated to the unaided eye.
NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford
Original image data dated on or about June 5, 2007.
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