PIA00104: Venus - Computer Simulated Global View Centered at 180 Degrees East Longitude
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 4096 x 4096 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P39225
Addition Date: 1996-11-12
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This global view of the surface of Venus is centered at 180 degrees east longitude. Magellan synthetic aperture radar mosaics from the first cycle of Magellan mapping are mapped onto a computer-simulated globe to create this image. Data gaps are filled with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data, or a constant mid-range value. Simulated color is used to enhance small-scale structure. The simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft. The image was produced by the Solar System Visualization project and the Magellan science team at the JPL Multimission Image Processing Laboratory and is a single frame from a video released at the October 29, 1991, JPL news conference.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-11-12