Scientists capture incredible shots of Venus using groundbreaking new radar method

March 11, 2015 5:14 PM

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Scientists capture incredible shots of Venus using groundbreaking new radar method

Mankind has already gotten a good look at the surface of Mars, even landing a rover to drive around on it, but it hasn’t been possible to even take a peak at the surface of our closest neighbor, Venus, without a specialized spacecraft — until now.

Thick clouds of carbon dioxide shroud the surface of Venus, preventing earthbound telescopes from viewing its surface, and in order to see it, space probes such as NASA’s Magellan spacecraft were required to use radar to spot features on the planet like mountains and craters, according to a Space Da...

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