This perspective view of Venus, generated by computer from Magellan data and color-coded with emissivity, shows the boundary between the lowland plains and characteristic Venusian highland terrain in Ovda Regio, the western part of the great equatorial highland called Aphrodite Terra. For a view of the simpler lowland-highland boundary to the north, see PIA00310. The view is oblique to the southern boundary of Ovda. Whereas the lowlands to the right are made up of overlapping, relatively dark and smooth lava flows decorated with a system of parallel fractures, the highlands consist mainly of "tessera terrain" with a complex pattern of intersecting sets of subparallel fractures and ridges. Notable here is the deep rift valley that transects the highlands in the…
This perspective view of Venus, generated by computer from NASAs Magellan data and color-coded with emissivity, shows the boundary between the lowland plains and characteristic Venusian highland terrain in Ovda Regio.
This perspective view of Venus, generated by computer from NASAs Magellan data and color-coded with emissivity, shows the boundary between the lowland plains and characteristic Venusian highland terrain in Ovda Regio.
This perspective view of Venus, generated by computer from NASAs Magellan data and color-coded with emissivity, shows part of the lowlands to the north of Ovda Regio. The prominent topographic feature is a shield volcano.