This picture of Venus was taken by the Galileo spacecraft’s Solid State Imaging System on 14 February 1990, at a range of almost 1.7 million miles from the planet. The Galileo Project is managed for NASA's Office of Space Science and Applications by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; its mission is to study Jupiter and its satellites and magnetosphere after multiple gravity assist flybys at Venus and Earth. These images of the Venus clouds were taken by Galileo's Solid State Imaging System February 13, 1990, at a range of about 1 million miles. The smallest detail visible is about 20 miles.
Media Credit: NASA/JPL
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