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Venus Express Looks Right Down to the Surface - Universe Today
Looking down through Venus’ thick cloud cover isn’t easy work. That’s why ESA’s Venus Express was equipped with the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer (VIRTIS) instrument. It allows the spacecraft to see infrared spectral windows that appear in the planet’s atmosphere. These allow heat radiated by the hot rocks on Venus’ surface to reach … Continue reading "Venus Express Looks Right Down to the Surface"