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The southern polar 'cap' of Venus

The southern polar 'cap' of Venus

Date: 21 June 2010
Satellite: Venus Express
Depicts: VMC image of Venus
Copyright: ESA/MPS/DLR/IDA

This UV image of the southern polar region of Venus was taken by Venus Express Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) from a distance of approximately 20 000 km (orbit #1263, 5 October, 2009). The south pole is in the upper right corner. High latitudes are characterized by the presence of thin dark circular or spiral features that indicate local jets and waves.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-May-2024 21:57 UT

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