Magellan: Initial analysis of Venus surface modification

R. E. Arvidson, V. R. Baker, C. Elachi, R. S. Saunders, J. A. Wood

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Initial Magellan observations reveal a planet with high dielectric constant materials exposed preferentially in elevated regions with high slopes, ejecta deposits extending up to 1000 kilometers to the west of several impact craters, windblown deposits and features in areas where there are both obstacles and a source of particulate material, and evidence for slow, steady degradation by atmosphere-surface interactions and mass movements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
Issue number5003
StatePublished - Apr 12 1991

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