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Akatsuki
Date: 23 Oct 2009

Japan's Akatsuki orbiter is designed to study Venus' climate using ultraviolet and infrared cameras. The spacecraft will follow orbit Venus following the westware rotation of the atmosphere, mapping the circulation and vertical structure of the planet's thick clouds.

Credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency



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