March 16, 2022
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a video and some pictures of the surface of Venus that were taken by the Parker Solar Probe (PSP). These images were taken during a flyby. The planet is usually covered in thick layers of clouds, but during the flyby, PSP cameras managed to capture images of the surface, which showed a faint glow due to a luminescent halo of oxygen. Distinctive features such as continental regions, plains and plateaus were also seen. Scientists are hopeful that the new images will help them learn a lot more about the Earth-like planet.
Did You Know?
At any point in the day, the temperature of the surface of Venus is about 460°C.