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Venus has a dense atmosphere and thick clouds that are opaque to visible radiation, making its surface completely invisible from the outside at optical wavelengths.[image at right] shows one of the best photographs of Venus taken with a large telescope on Earth. The planet resembles a white-yellow disk and shows occasional hints of cloud circulation.
Pictures of Venus by the Galileo spacecraft. ... A color-coded map of Venus - made possible by radar observations of The Ma
The images above, by the talented amateur astronomer Damian Peach, show the appearance of Venus through a high-quality telescope, at various points in its orbit. When Venus is close, its diameter is almost visible to the naked eye (one minute of arc), but it is then lit from behind.