Venus - Magellan

False color global north polar view of Venus

A false color global view of Venus northern hemisphere. Centered at the north pole, this image was made by mapping Magellan radar imaging on to a computer simulated globe. The color is based on Venera 13 and 14 Lander images, and gaps in Magellan coverage were filled in with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data. 0 degrees E longitude is about 6:00, 90 E at 3:00. Maxwell Montes is the bright region below the center of teh image, at about 65 N, 5 E. (Magellan press release P-39224)

Venus Geology and Geophysics
Magellan Mission