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Venus mountain belts

Updated Thursday, 6th April 2006

Images provided by NASA of mountain belts on Venus

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Ovda Regio, Venus
A 225 km wide radar image showing the rugged mountainous terrain of Ovda Regio on Venus. This appears to be a region of complex deformation of the planetary crust. [Image: NASA-JPL Photojournal]

Another part of Ovda Regio
A 300 km wide radar image of part of Ovda Regio, which looks very similar to fold mountain belt on Earth. The radar-dark (smooth) areas have probably been flooded by lava after the mountain-forming deformation had ceased. [Image: NASA-JPL Photojournal]

Part of Akna Montes, Venus
A 300 km wide radar image of part of Akna Montes on Venus. [Image: NASA]

Continue your journey across the surface of Venus:
Terrain: An introduction
Volcanoes
Lava flows
Craters
Coronae
Fractures

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