Venus: Behind the Veil

Venus: Behind the Veil
Venus: Behind the Veil Using data from the Venera 15 and 16 radar orbiters, the Pioneer Venus altimeter and the Arecibo radio telescope, mapmakers at the United States Geological Survey in Flagstaff prepared this topographic map of Venus' northern regions. Bright yellow regions are the highest areas, dark orange areas the lowest. The large yellow area near the center is Ishtar Terra, which contains Maxwell Montes, the highest mountains on Venus. This map is being used to help plan the Magellan radar-mapping mission to Venus. USGS

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