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First Photos of Venus’ Surface

NASA reports that in two recent flybys by the Parker Solar Probe, it was able to use its Wide-Field Imager, otherwise known as WISPR, to photograph the entire night side of Venus in wavelengths ranging from the visible spectrum through infrared. The photos and videos reveal what NASA describes as a “faint glow” from the surface and also shows distinctive features like continental regions, plains, and plateaus on the surface… More here.

We will look back and laugh one day at how little we knew in 2022, which is of course a good thing.

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