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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Markham Crater and Surroundings

Filed under pretty pictures, Venus missions before 2000, Venus, impact cratering, radar imaging

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Markham Crater and Surroundings Markham Crater on Venus, as imaged via radar by the Magellan spacecraft. Markham is the round crater with the light-colored outflow at the upper right. Scientists interpret the feature as impact melt or fluidized ejecta created by meteorite impact. The crater is about 75km across.


Original image data dated on or about May 31, 1992.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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