Venus - Magellan

Wind streaks in Guinevere Planitia,Venus

Magellan radar image of wind streaks on Venus. The bright fan shaped streaks are probably the result of erosion of darker surface material exposing the underlying material. The black smooth areas around the streaks may represent deposition of this darker surface material. These streaks are centered at 22.3N,332.1E in the Guinevere Planitia region. North is up. (Magellan F-MIDR 20N334;1,framelets 2 and 3 )

Venus Geology and Geophysics
Magellan Mission
Aeolian Transport
Surface Processes