PIA00474: Venus - Impact Crater in Eastern Navka Region
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 530 x 572 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P38285
Addition Date: 1996-11-20
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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This Magellan image, which is 50 kilometers (31 miles) in width and 80 kilometers (50 miles) in length, is centered at 11.9 degrees latitude, 352 degrees longitude in the eastern Navka Region of Venus. The crater, which is approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) in diameter, displays a butterfly symmetry pattern. The ejecta pattern most likely results from an oblique impact, where the impactor came from the south and ejected material to the north.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-11-20