Magellan radar image of Lakshmi region of Venus

Magellan radar image of Lakshmi region of Venus

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Caption: Magellan radar image of the surface of Venus, showing part of the Lakshmi region. This type of terrain has not been seen previously, either on Venus or the other planets. The terrain exhibits two sets of parallel lineations which intersect almost at right angles. The fainter set are spaced at regular intervals of about 1 km. The brighter, more dominant lineations are less regular and appear, in places, to begin and end where they intersect the fainter set. The image shows an area 37 x 80 km and has a resolution of about 120 metres. The region is situated on the low rise separating Sedna Planitia & Guinevere Planitia, just to the west of Eistla Regio. Taken 17 September 1990. Located 30 degrees north, 333.3 degrees east.

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Keywords: astronomy, cosmology, lakshmi, lakshmi planum, magellan imagery, planet, planetary, science, surface, venus

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