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Venus, January 1995 | by geckzilla
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Venus, January 1995

Did you know Hubble looked at Venus? I didn't. On a whim, after the Mars image, I wondered if Hubble was even allowed to target Venus, given its close proximity to the Sun. Interestingly, this is the first and last time Hubble ever looked at Venus, other than for various spectroscopic observations over the years.


It's all sorts of subtle, which of course is just how Venus's cloud tops are. This is an ultraviolet image that does reveal a little bit of striation in the clouds. Venus's north pole is at the bottom of the image.


This view represents how Venus appeared at 1995-01-24 14:41:15 UTC


Data from the following proposal were used to create this image:

Ultraviolet Imagery of Venus


This image has been resized to 200% of its original size.


Red: WFPC2 F255W

Green: Pseudo

Blue: WFPC2 F218W


North is up.

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