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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-03
 Primary Data Set:  Magellan MIDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00097.tif (324.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00097.jpg (86.92 kB)

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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.

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