Venus Cloud Tops Viewed by Hubble

This is a NASA /ESA Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet-light image of the planet Venus, taken on January 24 1995, when Venus was at a distance of 114 million kilometers) from Earth. Venus is covered with clouds made of sulfuric acid, rather than the water-vapor clouds found on Earth. These clouds permanently shroud Venus' volcanic surface.

This is a NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet-light image of theplanet Venus, taken on January 24 1995, when Venus was at a distance of 70.6 million miles (113.6 million kilometres) from Earth.

Venus is covered with clouds made of sulfuric acid, rather than thewater-vapor clouds found on Earth. These clouds permanently shroudVenus' volcanic surface, which has been radar mapped by spacecraft and from Earth-based telescope.

Credit:

L. Esposito (University of Colorado, Boulder), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo9516g
Type:Observation
Release date:21 March 1995, 20:00
Size:170 x 248 px

About the Object

Name:Venus
Type:• Solar System : Planet
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Ultraviolet
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