Gorgeous image of Venus snapped by the Parker Solar Probe on its way past


NASA has shared this gorgeous image of Venus, captured by the Parker Solar Probe on a flyby of the planet in July last year. The probe’s main mission is to explore the sun up close and learn about its corona, but it also regularly passes Venus as it uses the planet’s gravity to adjust its orbit. The researchers staffing the mission don’t let these flybys go to waste, and use the probe’s instruments to learn about Venus as well on their way by.

source: Digital Trends

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