Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Venus from Parker Solar Probe

Venus from Parker Solar Probe
Venus from Parker Solar Probe NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft captured this visible-light image of Venus's night side during a flyby in July 2020. The bright streaks are likely cosmic rays—charged particles from the Sun—and space dust reflecting off sunlight. The dark spot near the bottom part of the planet is an imaging artifact. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher

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