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The Clouds of Venus

The Clouds of Venus

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington/Bill Dunford

The Clouds of Venus
The MESSENGER probe, en route to Mercury, passes by Venus. I've stretched the contrast to draw out details in the cloud tops, which look nearly undifferentiated to the unaided eye.

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: Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about June 5, 2007

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