Venus
Magellan & Pioneer Composite

Venus Unveiled
Venus Unveiled
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The surface of Venus is perpetually covered by a veil of thick clouds and remains hidden from even the powerful telescopic eyes of earth-bound astronomers.

But in the early 1990s, using imaging radar, the Venus orbiting Magellan spacecraft was able to lift the veil from the face of Venus and produced spectacular high resolution images of the planet's surface.

Colors used in this computer generated picture of Magellan radar data are based on color images from the surface of Venus transmitted by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 landers.

The bright area running roughly across the middle represents the largest highland region of Venus known as Aphrodite Terra.

TEXT: APOD
Credit: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA

Because the source file for this image is 278 Megabytes, we can offer this image in a Mega Size 36" x 48" (image size 30"x40") wall-sized hires photographic quality print. Stunning.