Mariner 10 image of Venus cloud tops

Mariner 10 image of Venus cloud tops

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04/06/2004 3:47 pm

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NASA

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This image of Venus is a mosaic of several images acquired by the NASA Mariner 10 spacecraft in 1974. It shows the thick cloud coverage that prevents optical observation of the surface of Venus. Only through radar mapping is the surface revealed.

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