Planet Venus | Animations
Venus | Atmosphere & Rotation
The images of the atmosphere were taken by the Mariner 10 probe. Images were then reprocessed to remove reddish colors and enhance tan ones. This is an approximation to what the human eye would see looking at Venus’ atmosphere.
Venus | Surface Animation
The texture image was taken from the mapping by the NASA / USGC Magellan probe and the color was composed after the USSR Soviet era Venera probe returned images of the surface of Venus. The real color is a brownish / dark orange surface. [The exaggerated golden / orange models found on the web were rendered after an artistic coloring of the surface of Venus. However, the photograph by the Venera probe clearly shows a brownish color as it would be seen by the human eye, and not a golden / orange surface.]
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