PIA00482: Venus - Dark Volcanic Lava Flows
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 1000 x 1000 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P36704
Addition Date: 1996-11-07
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This scene, which covers an area of 75 kilometers (46 miles) by 45 kilometers (28 miles), shows an area of dark volcanic lava flows overlying the brighter surrounding plains which are thought to have been formed from older flows. Some of the dark flows terminate on the narrow bright sinuous feature to the right of the image and it is assumed that they originate from eruptions at fissures located along this bright feature. The image is located at latitude 4.6 degrees North and longitude 331.8 East. The horizontal banding is a processing artifact in this photo made from the first orbit after the start of systematic mapping.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-11-07