Ultraviolet Venus


  On February 26, 1979, the Pioneer Venus Orbiter captured this ultraviolet image of Venus’ clouds. The immense C or Y shaped features are visible only in these wavelengths. They are short lived, but reform often enough to be considered a permanent feature of Venus’ clouds.

Ultraviolet Venus

On February 26, 1979, the Pioneer Venus Orbiter captured this ultraviolet image of Venus’ clouds. The immense C or Y shaped features are visible only in these wavelengths. They are short lived, but reform often enough to be considered a permanent feature of Venus’ clouds.