Venus - Magellan

Volcano southeast of Phoebe Regio,Venus with emissivity data

Magellan press release image showing radio-thermal emission (emissivity). Red represents high emissivity and blue low. The image is centered at 12.5S,261E, southeast of Phoebe Regio, Venus and is 587 km on a side. The unnamed volcano is about 2 km high and shows low emissivity at the summit, which could indicate the presence of pyrrohtite or pyrite, minerals which may not be stable at lower altitudes. (Magellan press release P-40698)
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High resolution tiff file (3.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1992-08-11
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -12.50/261.00E
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano
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): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-40698
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01L
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015