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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  U.S. Geological Survey
 Addition Date:  1998-06-04
 Primary Data Set:  Magellan MIDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00150.tif (260.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00150.jpg (62.85 kB)

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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.

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