PIA00486: Venus - System of Lava Flows and Ridge Belt
Target Name: Venus
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Magellan
Spacecraft: Magellan
Instrument: Imaging Radar
Product Size: 2510 x 3072 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P38088
Addition Date: 1996-11-14
Primary Data Set: Magellan MIDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This is a 225 meter per pixel Magellan radar image mosaic of Venus, centered at 47 degrees south latitude, 25 degrees east longitude in the Lada region. The scene is approximately 550 kilometers (341 miles) east-west by 630 kilometers (391 miles) north-south. The mosaic shows a system of east-trending radar-bright and dark lava flows encountering and breaching a north-trending ridge belt (left of center). Upon breaching the ridge belt, the lavas pool in a vast, radar-bright deposit (covering approximately 100,000 square kilometers [right side of image]). The source caldera for the lava flows, named Ammavaru, lies approximately 300 kilometers (186 miles) west of the scene.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-11-14