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More Images of Venus
1
X-ray Image with Text
This version of Chandra's unsmoothed image of Venus has a title, scale bar, and other information about this observation.
(Credit: NASA/MPE/K.Dennerl et al.)

2
Venus X-ray/Optical Composite
This side-by-side comparison shows the subtle, though significant, differences in the X-ray (green) and optical (blue) emission from the planet Venus. Careful inspection shows that the X-ray emission extends just slightly farther than the optical.
(Credit: Xray: NASA/CXC/MPE/K.Dennerl et al., Optical: Konrad Dennerl)

3
Smoothed X-ray Image
In this image, the X-ray emission from Venus, as seen in its half-crescent phase, has been smoothed.
(Credit: NASA/CXC/MPE/K.Dennerl et al.)

4
Venus Optical Image

This optical image of Venus was taken with a 4-inch Newtonian telescope by Konrad Dennerl, the lead author of the paper on the Chandra observations of Venus.
(Credit: Konrad Dennerl)

5
Chandra X-ray Image with Scale Bar
Scale bar = 23 arcsec
Credit: NASA/MPE/K.Dennerl et al.


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