Posted by Dr. Goro Komatsu, IRSPS, Univ. G.d’Annunzio, Italy.
(Re-posted from IAG Image of the Month, December, 2007)
“…excitement and pleasure in science derive not so much from achieving the final explanation as from discovering the fascinating range of new phenomena to be explained” (Baker and Komatsu, 1999).”
The Magellan spacecraft acquired SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) images of venusian surfaces at a spatial resolution range of about 100 m per pixel.
Posted by megafloods2013 on August 8, 2013
Posted by Les Bleamaster, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
(Re-posted from IAG Image of the month, July 2007)
This false color, three-dimensional perspective view over the Turan Planum of Venus shows the interaction of tectonic structures and volcanic processes along chasmata or “rifts.”
Foreground is approximately 400 km, with a vertical exaggeration of 8x.
Posted by megafloods2013 on July 19, 2013