Volcano on Venus, c 2000.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Volcano on Venus, c 2000.

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society


A volcano named Sapas Mons dominates this computer-generated view of the surface of Venus. Lava flows extend for hundreds of kilometers across the fractured plains shown in the foreground to the base of the mountain, which measures 248 miles across and 0.9 mile high. The simulated hues are based on colour images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft. The image was produced by the Solar System Visualization project and the Magellan Science team at the JPL Multimission Image Processing Laboratory.

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