Credit where credit is due:
We downloaded this amazing picture of Venus from the
JPL Venus WebPage.
JPL maintains a really outstanding website, which is definitely worth checking out.
The story behind the image:
Those of you familiar with Venus might think it odd that its color is blue here.
Without filters, Venus typically appears red. A violet filter was used in producing
this picture because such a filter makes it easier to discern more subtle cloud
patterns. The bluish color of Venus in this picture is a byproduct of applying the
filter. This seemed to fit in pretty well with the nature of what VNUS Information
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