2/2 #HotelMars: The Clouds of Venus and the Search for Life. David Grinspoon @@DrFunkySpoon , Planetary Science Institute; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

Sep 23, 12:15 AM

Photo:   Range : 1 million miles (1.63 million km) This image of the planet Venus was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft shortly before 10PM PST when the space craft was directly above Venus' equator. This is the 66th of more than 80 Venus images that Galileo was programmed to take and record during its Venus flyby. 

In the picture, cloud features as small as 25 miles (40 km) can be seen. Patches of waves and convective clouds are superimposed on the swirl of the planet's broad weather patterns, marked by the dark chevron at the center. North is at the top. The several ring-shaped shadows are blemishes, not planetary features. 


2/2  #HotelMars: The Clouds of Venus and the Search for Life. David Grinspoon @@DrFunkySpoon , Planetary Science Institute; David Livingston, SpaceShow.com
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David Grinspoon, astrobiologist; Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute; was the former inaugural Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology.  @DrFunkySpoon