Venus - Magellan

Volcanic "pancake" domes in Tinatin Planitia, Venus

Venus
Magellan radar image of volcanic "pancake" domes in Tinatin Planitia, Venus. These domes appear to have been formed by the extrusion of high viscosity lava, which accounts for their flattened tops and steep edges. The largest dome is 62 km in diameter. North is up. (Portion of Magellan C1-MIDR 15N009;1,framelet 36)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 429.8
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +14.98/008.80
Orbit(s): 518-613

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano, Dome, Pancake
Instrument: Synthetic Aperture Radar
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 240 x 240, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.1 x 2.5
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 44.6-45.9
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 44.6-45.9

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0014
NASA Image ID number: C1-15N009;1
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01O
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01C
Other ID: N/A

Updated 26 March 2003, DRW.