PIA00239: Venus - Crater Aurelia
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 2048 x 2048 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P37128
Addition Date: 1996-03-07
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00239.jpg (998.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This Magellan image shows a complex crater, 31.9 kilometers (20 miles) in diameter with a circular rim, terraced walls, and central peaks, located at 20.3 degrees north latitude and 331.8 degrees east longitude. Several unusual features are evidenced in this image: large dark surface up range from the crater; lobate flows emanating from crater ejecta, and very radar-bright ejecta and floor. Aurelia has been proposed to the International Astronomical Union, Subcommittee of Planetary Nomenclature as a candidate name. Aurelia is the mother of Julius Caesar.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-03-07