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Stellar occultation at Venus
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- Title Stellar occultation at Venus
- Released 10/10/2011 10:18 am
- Copyright ESA (Animation by AOES Medialab)
This is an animation of Venus Express performing stellar occultation at Venus.
Venus Express is the first mission ever to apply the technique of stellar occultation at Venus. The technique consists of looking at a star through the atmospheric limb. By analysing the way the starlight is absorbed by the atmosphere, one can deduce the characteristics of the atmosphere itself.