This image from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is of the eastern Navka Region of Venus. The crater, which is approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) in diameter, displays a butterfly symmetry pattern.
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Venus - Impact Crater in Eastern Navka Region

This Magellan image, which is 50 kilometers (31 miles) in width and 80 kilometers (50 miles) in length, is centered at 11.9 degrees latitude, 352 degrees longitude in the eastern Navka Region of Venus. The crater, which is approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) in diameter, displays a butterfly symmetry pattern. The ejecta pattern most likely results from an oblique impact, where the impactor came from the south and ejected material to the north.

Image details

ID#:
PIA00474

Date added:
1996-11-20

Target:
Venus

Mission:
Magellan

Spacecraft:
Magellan

Instruments:
Radar System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA00474.tif (0.27 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA00474.jpg (0.12 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL