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Solar occultation at Venus
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- Title Solar occultation at Venus
- Released 07/04/2006 5:08 pm
- Copyright ESA (Animation by AOES Medialab)
This is an animation Venus Express performing solar occultation at Venus.
Venus Express is the first mission ever to apply the technique at Venus. The technique consists of looking at the Sun through the atmospheric limb. By analysing the way the sunlight is absorbed by the atmosphere, one can deduce the characteristics of the atmosphere itself.