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Venus volcanoes

Updated Thursday, 6th April 2006

Images provided by NASA of volcanoes on the surface of Venus

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Composite image
A composite view made by draping a radar image onto a computer model of topography, with slopes exaggerated tenfold. In the background is a five kilometre high volcano named Maat Mons. In the right foreground is an impact crater. [Image: NASA-JPL photojournal]

 

Composite image of volcano
A composite view made by draping a radar image onto a computer model of topography, with slopes exaggerated tenfold. In the centre is a four kilometre high volcano named Sapas Mons. The volcano Maat Mons is visible on the horizon. [Image: NASA-JPL photojournal]

A computer modelled view
A composite view made by draping a radar image onto a computer model of topography, with slopes exaggerated tenfold. A two kilometre high volcano named Sif Mons dominates the landscape. The volcano, and the radar-bright lava flows extending from it, can be seen to overlie an older surface cut by narrow fractures. [Image: NASA-JPL photojournal]

A radar image of a small volcano
A 100 km wide radar image showing a small volcano on Venus overlying a fractured basement. (The 15 km black square is missing data). [Image: NASA]

Continue your journey across the surface of Venus:

Terrain: An introduction
Lava flows
Craters
Coronae
Fractures
Mountain belts

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