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Venus as seen by Venus Express on capture orbit
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- Title Venus as seen by Venus Express on capture orbit
- Released 26/06/2006 9:07 am
- Copyright ESA/MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
This false colour image of planet Venus was taken by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) on board ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft on 19 April 2006, during the first orbit, or ‘capture orbit’, around the planet.
From a distance of about 190 000 kilometres, it was already possible to see the complex atmosphere that surrounds the planet.