Pioneer Venus image of the clouds of Venus


If you look at Venus through a telescope, you would see something like the picture below. This image, taken by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter satellite, shows the thick clouds that completely obscure the surface of Venus below them.

Clouds on Venus


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