Venus in natural color from MESSENGER
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Venus, MESSENGER
This view of Venus was composed of images taken through red, green, and blue filters by MESSENGER on June 5, 2007 as it approached for its second flyby. Seen in natural color, Venus is nearly as featureless as a cue ball.
NASA / JHUAPL / CIW / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about June 5, 2007