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Mariner 10 Image of Venus

Target Name:  Venus
Spacecraft:  Mariner 10
Produced by:  Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright: © Calvin J. Hamilton
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This beautiful image of Venus is a mosaic of three images acquired by the Mariner 10 spacecraft on February 5, 1974. It shows the thick cloud coverage that prevents optical observation of the surface of Venus. Only through radar mapping is the surface revealed.

This image is Copyright © by Calvin J. Hamilton. Any commercial/for-profit use of this image needs to be addressed to Calvin J. Hamilton.

Copyright © 1995-2013 by Calvin J. Hamilton. All rights reserved.