Aphrodite Terra


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Aphrodite Terra

(af-rŏ-dÿ -tee) A very extensive highland area on Venus, situated mainly in the southern hemisphere but partly across the equator between about 70° and 210° Venusian longitude. It is a scorpion-shaped feature, 9700 × 3200 km in extent, with eastern and western mountains separated by a lower area. Several volcanoes are at its eastern limit, including the giant Maat Mons, which is 5 km high, Ozza Mons, and Sapas Mons. See also Ishtar Terra; Beta Regio.
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The wave's longitude corresponded with the western slope of Aphrodite Terra, the largest of Venus's three continent-size highlands, whose surface area is comparable to Africa's.
Maat Mons - a volcano in a highland region named Aphrodite Terra - is 5.
There is another and even larger plateau in the equatorial region called Aphrodite Terra.
Nonetheless, the spectrometer identified such highland features as Maxwell Montes (at 11 km the tallest mountain on Venus), Bell Regio (at an elevation of 2 to 3 km), and the western edge of Aphrodite Terra (2 to 2.
In August, scientists at JPL spotted a mismatch between a pair of radar photographs, taken eight months apart, depicting an equatorial highland called Aphrodite Terra.
All of the most severely fractured craters and some of the more moderately fractured ones lie in highly disrupted, upland terrains, such as Aphrodite Terra and Beta Regio in the equotorial highlands.
Comparing Magellan images of an inclined region associated with a plateau called Aphrodite Terra, recorded last November and again in July, researchers had found a striking difference.
Such conditions prevailed both times that Magellan flew by Aphrodite Terra.
says he discovered the landslide while comparing two radar images of Aphrodite Terra, an equatorial plateau.
Running 16,000 kilometers in length and about 2,000 kilometers in width, Aphrodite Terra wraps nearly one-third of the way around Venus' waistline.
Four examples of such blobs may underlie Aphrodite Terra, a hilly region that stretches at least 10,000 kilometers along Venus' equator, Herrick and Phillips say.
For example, radar maps of a vast, near-equatorial highland on Venus called Aphrodite Terra, which extends more than a third of the way around the planet, indicate what James W.