Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Equatorial region of Venus from Akatsuki

Equatorial region of Venus from Akatsuki
Equatorial region of Venus from Akatsuki Images acquired during orbit number 13 of the Japanese probe Akatsuki show an incredible amount of detail on the equatorial, tropical, and extra-tropical clouds of the planet. Color changes indicate local variations in the amounts of the mysterious ultraviolet absorber and sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere. JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic

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