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Credit : ESA
A detail of the atmosphere at the South Pole of Venus as seen by the VIRTIS instrument in the infrared

The Venus Express probe was launched from the Baikonur space center on 9 November 2005 for arrival on 11 April 2006.

The Venus Express spacecraft which has the same functions as Mars Express has been put on an elliptical polar orbit having a 24-hour period of revolution.

The approach by Venus Express in the northern hemisphere of the planet Venus.