South Pole of Venus
South Pole of Venus This portrait of Venus' south pole is by Canadian artist, retired teacher and Planetary Society member Susan Gaby-Trotz. Susan Gaby-Trotz

Made using traditional rug hooking techniques, the original piece is 17″ x 16″, made with hand-cut wool and jersey, sari silk, wool roving, wool and synthetic yarn on linen. It was designed based on images from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft, showing the hot twin vortices at Venus’ south pole. 

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