This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft shows a complex crater with a circular rim, terraced walls, and central peaks.
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Venus - Crater Aurelia

This Magellan image shows a complex crater, 31.9 kilometers (20 miles) in diameter with a circular rim, terraced walls, and central peaks, located at 20.3 degrees north latitude and 331.8 degrees east longitude. Several unusual features are evidenced in this image: large dark surface up range from the crater; lobate flows emanating from crater ejecta, and very radar-bright ejecta and floor. Aurelia has been proposed to the International Astronomical Union, Subcommittee of Planetary Nomenclature as a candidate name. Aurelia is the mother of Julius Caesar.

Image details

ID#:
PIA00239

Date added:
1996-03-07

Target:
Venus

Mission:
Magellan

Spacecraft:
Magellan

Instruments:
Radar System

Size:
2048 x 2048 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



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3,114

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA00239.tif (3.28 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA00239.jpg (1 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL