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Ultraviolet view of Venus
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- Title Ultraviolet view of Venus
- Released 13/05/2003 2:07 pm
- Copyright L. Esposito (University of Colorado, Boulder), and NASA
This ESA/NASA Hubble Space Telescope ultraviolet-light image of the planet Venus was taken on January 24 1995, when Venus was at a distance of 114 million kilometres from Earth. Venus is covered with clouds made of sulphuric acid, rather than the water-vapour clouds found on Earth. These clouds permanently shroud Venus's volcanic surface.