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Venus' nightside glow

Venus' nightside glow

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JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic

Venus' nightside glow
This image shows the night side of Venus in thermal infrared. It is a false-colour image using data from Akatsuki's IR2 camera in two wavelengths, 1.74 and 2.26 microns. Darker regions denote thicker clouds, but changes in color can also denote differences in cloud particle size or composition from place to place.

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: Damia Bouic

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