Venus Coronae
Venus Coronae
Venus Coronae
Venus Coronae

Venus Coronae

Courtesy of NASA/JPL

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00217


Coronae are circular to oval regions and are centers for volcanic activity. This composite image was created with data from 70 orbits of Magellan and an image obtained at the Arecibo, Puerto Rico radiotelescope. The large oval feature in the lower half of the image is Quetzalpetlatl Corona, approximately 700 km (420 mi) in diameter.

Bright and dark volcanic flows are seen throughout the corona and surrounding terrain. Small shield volcanoes, 1-20 km (0.6-12 mi) in diameter, are seen near the southern limit of the Magellan data image.