PIA00098: Close-up view of Yavine Corona
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 723 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 shows Yavine Corona, a 500-km-wide asymmetric feature at latitude 5 degrees S., longitude 248.5 degrees; looking northeast. Coronae are roughly circular, volcanic features believed to form over hot upwellings of magma within the Venusian mantle. Yavine corona contains 2 novae; nova are circular hills having stellate fractures or grabens.

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