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Global view of Venus from Mariner 10

Global view of Venus from Mariner 10

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© 2005 Mattias Malmer, from NASA/JPL data

Global view of Venus from Mariner 10
This view is processed from 78 Mariner 10 frames captured through orange and ultraviolet filters. It is intended to look approximately natural in color, though the use of the ultraviolet images makes cloud patterns more visible than they would be to the human eye.

Processing details: 78 frames in the FDS 58870-59038 range. UV and Orange filters. Color is combination of the filers: red= Orange green= 0.8*red+0.2*UV blue= 0.5*orange+0.5*UV Also added extra detail by adding the difference between uv and orange to the image. (almost the same as doing unsharp masking but with more predictable results.)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Mattias Malmer

Original image data dated on or about February 5, 1974

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