PIA00097: Close-up view of Atete Corona
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 647 x 425 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Addition Date: 1998-06-03
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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The view is a close-up of Atete Corona, a 600-km-long and 450-km-wide feature at latitude 16 degrees S., longitude 244 degrees; looking north. Coronae are roughly circular volcanic features believed to form over hot upwellings of magma within the Venusian mantle. The north end of the corona bounds Parga Chasma, a 0-3 km deep depression that spans 1,870 km connecting Themis Regio (latitude 35 degrees S., longitude 285 degrees) and Maat Mons (latitude 0 degree, longitude 195 degrees).

This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Venusian Terrains composed of reduced resolution left-looking synthetic-aperture radar images merged with altimetry data from the Magellan spacecraft.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/USGS

Image Addition Date:
1998-06-03