Venus - Magellan

Press release image of wind streaks on Venus

Press release image of wind streak on Venus. This Magellan radar image shows a bright wind streak associated with a small volcano. The northeast trending streak was probably formed by deposition of material in the wind shadow of the volcano. The volcano is about 5 km in diameter, and the wind streak is 35 km long and 10 km wide, located at 9.4S,247.5E at the western end of Parga Chasma. (Magellan press release P-38810)
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High resolution tiff file (1.0M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1991-08-30
Distance/Range (km): 518.2
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -09.40/247.50E
Orbit(s): 1709-1743

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: Volcano, Wind streak, Aeolian
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): 43-41.6
Phase Angle (deg): 0
Instrument Look Direction: Left
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 43-41.6

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: MG_0039
NASA Image ID number: P-38810
Other Image ID number: F-10S245;1, framelet 24
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-033B-01K
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