PIA00150: Nova Superposed on Yavine Corona
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 576 x 400 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: U.S. Geological Survey
Addition Date: 1998-06-04
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

The view shows a 100-km-wide nova superposed on 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 with star-shaped fractures. The view is a close-up of the southern nova showing its fractures to be grabens or fault bound depressions. Novae may represent an intermediate stage in coronae formation.\

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:
1998-06-04