Radio Signal from the Arecibo Telescope

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In this chart produced by the Arecibo Telescope shows the returned radio signal from Venus in yellow. The height of the peak indicates the strength of the signal bouncing off the planet’s surface (the higher the better) and the squiggles in the yellow line are different surface features on Venus. 

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2017

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Smithsonian Staff

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