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Mariner 10’s View of Venus from 1974, Revisited and Remastered

9 Jun 2020, 16:27 UTC
Mariner 10’s View of Venus from 1974, Revisited and Remastered NASA/JPL-Caltech

As it sped away from Venus, NASA’s Mariner 10 spacecraft captured this seemingly peaceful view of a planet the size of Earth, wrapped in a dense, global cloud layer. But, contrary to its serene appearance, the clouded globe of Venus is a world of intense heat, crushing atmospheric pressure and clouds of corrosive acid.

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