This synthetic aperture radar mosaic from NASA's Magellan spacecraft is a global view of the surface of Venus.
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Venus - Global View Centered at 180 degrees

This global view of the surface of Venus is centered at 180 degrees east longitude. Magellan synthetic aperture radar mosaics from the first cycle of Magellan mapping, and a 5 degree latitude-longitude grid, are mapped onto a computer-simulated globe to create this image. Data gaps are filled with Pioneer-Venus Orbiter data, or a constant mid-range value. The image was produced by the Solar System Visualization project and the Magellan Science team at the JPL Multimission Image Processing Laboratory.

Image details

ID#:
PIA00478

Date added:
1996-11-26

Target:
Venus

Mission:
Magellan

Spacecraft:
Magellan

Instruments:
Radar System

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA00478.tif (44.9 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA00478.jpg (8.51 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL