Pictures of Venus
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Venus against a starry background
This impressive picture shows many of Venus's craters
in great detail.
This rather incredible perspective image was generated by computer from Magellan data, and color-coded with emissivity. It
shows the boundary between the lowland plains and highland terrain in Ovda Regio. Canyons such as the one visible
across this picture are fairly common on Venus, in areas where the tectonic belts cross the highlands. Blue = low emissivity
whereas red = high emissivity. The image shows an area of size 1125 x 1125km.
Courtesy of NASA/Jpl/US Geological Survey
This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Venusian terrain
This extraordinary image is a Hemispheric view of Venus, revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, and is centered at 90 degrees east longitude
A mosaic of the Magellan images (most with illumination from the west) forms the image base, with gaps in Magellan's coverage filled in with Earth-based radar observations.
The image is colour-coded to represent elevation
This is an ultra-violet image of Venus taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in
All Pictures Courtesy of NASA/Jpl
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