Day and Night on Venus

Day and Night on Venus

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The ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has taken these unusual images of Venus. The left side is a picture taken of the planet during the Venusian day and the left side is taken during the night. The day side is taken in the visible light  spectrum and you can see the Sun’s radiation reflecting off the clouds. On the night side (right) the images are taken in infrared and demonstrate the complicated cloud patterns in Venus’ atmosphere. Great contrasting pictures of a world that is not studied as much as others have been.


To learn more:


http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Highlights/Unveiling_Venus


Image credit:


ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. de Paris-LESIA

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