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Magellan radar image of volcano on Venus

Date: 07 April 2010
Satellite: Magellan
Depicts: A tick volcano on Venus
Copyright: NASA

This Magellan radar image shows a type of volcanic feature known as a "tick", located northeast of Alpha Regio on Venus. These features are characterized by a caldera within a smooth depression surrounded by a raised rim with radial spurs. The rim in this case has a diameter of about 30 km.


Last Update: 08 April 2010

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