PIA00209: Venus - 3D Perspective of Golubkina Crater
 Target Name:  Venus
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Magellan
 Spacecraft:  Magellan
 Instrument:  Imaging Radar
 Product Size:  1024 x 1024 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P36547
 Addition Date:  1996-02-05
 Primary Data Set:  Magellan MIDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00209.tif (659.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00209.jpg (162.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This three dimensional representation of brightness variations in a Magellan radar image of Golubkina crater enhances the structural features of the crater. Golubkina is 34 kilometers (20.4 miles) in diameter, and is located at about 60.5 degrees north latitude, 287.2 degrees east longitude. Golubkina is characterized by terraced inner walls and a central peak, typical of large impact craters on the Earth, Moon and Mars. The terraced inner walls form at late stages in the formation of an impact crater, due to collapse of the initial cavity formed by the meteorite impact. The central peak forms due to rebound of the inner crater floor.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-02-05