Venus - Magellan

Lava channel in Sedna Planitia, Venus

Magellan radar image of a lava channel on Venus. This unusually long channel ranges from Fortuna Tessera in the north down to the eastern Sedna Planitia in the south. The channel is about 2 km wide and shows branches and islands along its length. The framelet shown here is about 50 km wide, and north is up. (Magellan F-MIDR 45N019;1,framelet 18)
Larger image: 878K

High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): N/A
Distance/Range (km): 741.2
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): +44.96/019.21
Orbit(s): 598-642

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Channel, Plains, Lava Channel
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): 34.2-37.0
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 34.2-37.0

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0011
NASA Image ID number: F-45N019;1
Other Image ID number: P-38851
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01N
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-033B-01F
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