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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View

16 Apr 2021, 16:00 UTC
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Sees Venus Orbital Dust Ring in 1st Complete View NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Naval Research Laboratory/Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has given scientists the first complete look at Venus’ orbital dust ring, a collection of microscopic dust particles that circulates around the Sun along Venus’ orbit. Though earlier missions have made some observations of Venus’ orbital dust ring, Parker Solar Probe’s images are the first to show the planet’s dust ring for nearly its entire 360-degree span around the Sun.

 

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