PIA00214: Venus - Lavinia Region Impact Craters
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 8192 x 7168 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P36711
Addition Date: 1996-03-07
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA00214.tif (40.25 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA00214.jpg (13.2 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

Three large meteorite impact craters, with diameters that range from 37 to 50 kilometers (23 to 31 miles), are seen in this image of the Lavinia region of Venus. The image is centered at 27 degrees south latitude and 339 degrees east longitude (longitude on Venus is measured from 0 degrees to 360 degrees east), and covers an area 550 kilometers (342 miles) wide by about 500 kilometers (311 miles) long. Situated in a region of fractured plains, the craters show many features typical of meteorite impact craters, including rough (bright) material around the rim, terraced inner walls and central peaks. Numerous domes, probably caused by volcanic activity, are seen in the southeastern corner of the mosaic. The domes range in diameter from 1 to 12 kilometers (0.6 to 7 miles). Some of the domes have central pits that are typical of some types of volcanoes. North is at the top of the image.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-03-07