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Akatsuki's first UVI image of Venus after orbit insertion

Akatsuki's first UVI image of Venus after orbit insertion

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Akatsuki's first UVI image of Venus after orbit insertion
Akatsuki's ultraviolet imager (UVI) sees shorter-wavelength ultraviolet than any other previous Venus imager, at 283 nanometers. Akatsuki took this photo about 5 hours after orbit insertion (December 7, 2015, at 05:19 UT) from a distance of 72,000 kilometers.

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Original image data dated on or about December 7, 2015

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