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Venus' clouds in the near-infrared

Venus' clouds in the near-infrared

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Venus' clouds in the near-infrared
Akatsuki took this photo of Venus' nightside with its 2-micron camera (at a wavelength of 2.26 microns) on April 26, 2016, from an altitude of 76,000 kilometers. The clouds are backlit by thermal emission from the lower atmosphere.

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Original image data dated on or about April 26, 2016

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