False-color image of cloud features seen on Venus by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) on Venus Express. The image was captured from a distance of 30,000 km on 8 December 2011.
The VMC was designed and built by a consortium of German institutes lead by the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau.
Photo credit: ESA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Note: For more information, see Super-Hurricane-Force Winds on Venus are Getting Stronger.