Surface terrain of Venus

Surface terrain of Venus

Fig. 7.10 . The cloud penetrating radar system aboard the Magellan spacecraft has lifted the perpetual veil of thick clouds on Venus, revealing its surface features in high resolution of 120 meters in the early 1990s. The eastern half of the planetís surface is portrayed in this cylindrical map, extending between 52 and 240 degrees east longitude (left side to right side) and from 90 degrees north latitude to 90 degrees south latitude (top to bottom). (Courtesy of NASA/JPL.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University