This image shows the night side of Venus in thermal infrared. It is a false-colour image using data from Akatsuki’s IR2 camera in two wavelengths, 1.74 and 2.26 microns. Darker regions denote thicker clouds, but changes in color can also denote differences in cloud particle size or composition from place to place.AXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic