False colour image of Venus sulphuric acid clouds

False colour image of Venus sulphuric acid clouds

R330/0031 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.5MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: False colour image of sulphric acid cloud formations over Venus, made in violet light by the Galileo Probe at a distance of 2.7 million km. The original monochrome image has been coloured blue to accentuate the cloud formations. The bright area seen is over the Venusian equator where the sun's light comes from directly overhead. Cloud banding is seen around the north and south poles (top and bottom of frame respectively). The Galileo probe made this image during a gravity- assist flyby on its way to its ultimate destination, Jupiter. It is expected to reach Jupiter in 1995, releasing a probe into the Jovian atmosphere before entering orbit.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: astronomy, cloud, cloud features, cosmology, galileo imagery, on venus, planet, planetary, science, venus

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.