Ishtar Terra


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Ishtar Terra

(ish -tar) A large highland area in the northern hemisphere of Venus. Centered on the Venusian coordinates 70.4° N latitude, 332.5° W longitude, it is a flattish plateau bounded on three sides by mountains, including Maxwell Montes, the highest range on Venus. The plains around Ishtar Terra feature many coronae. See also Aphrodite Terra; Beta Regio.
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In the north is a large plateau named Ishtar Terra, about as large as the United States.
This view of cloud-covered Venus, released last week by NASA, reveals the hills and valleys of the western Ishtar Terra highland in the planet's northern hemisphere.