Stuart Crater

Stuart Crater

Fig. 7.14 . This beautiful crater exhibits asymmetric radar-bright ejected material attributed to an oblique impact and interaction with the dense, thick atmosphere of Venus. The crater’s rim, which is 67 kilometers in diameter, encircles a bright floor that may have unique physical properties. This impact crater’s name honors Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542-1587). (Courtesy of NASA/JPL.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University