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Spacewatch: Venus terrain revealed by Nasa solar probe – The Guardian

Image unexpectedly shows light and dark features, including Aphrodite Terra, a highland area near planet’s equator

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SpacewatchImage unexpectedly shows light and dark features, including Aphrodite Terra, a highland area near planets equator
A newly released image from Nasas Parker Solar Probe unexpectedly shows surface features on Venus. It is a surprising result because Venus is permanently covered in clouds that should block out any view of the surface at optical wavelengths.
Previous spacecraft have resorted to radar or infrared cameras to map out the terrain. The image was taken in July 2020 when the spacecraft…

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