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Aphrodite Terra

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Aphrodite Terra

Aphrodite Terra
Topography of Aphrodite Terra
Coordinates
Diameter 10,000 km
Eponym Aphrodite
Radar surface appearance
Color-coded elevation map of Venus, showing the elevated "continents" in yellow: Ishtar Terra at the top and Aphrodite Terra just below the equator to the right. Pioneer Venus Orbiter collected these data with radar.

Aphrodite Terra is a highland region on Venus, near the equator.

Description

Aphrodite Terra is named after the goddess of love, the Greek equivalent of the Roman goddess Venus.

It is about the same size as Africa, and much rougher than Ishtar Terra.

The surface appears buckled and fractured which suggests large compressive forces. There are also numerous extensive lava flows. Channels cross this terrain and some have an interesting bow shape to them. Aphrodite Terra also has mountain ranges but they are only about half the size of the mountains on Ishtar.

Aphrodite Terra has two main regions: Ovda Regio in the west and Thetis Regio in the east. Ovda Regio has ridges running in two directions, suggesting that the compressive forces are acting in several directions. There are dark regions that appear to be solidified lava flows. There are series of cracks where lava has welled up through the surface and flooded the surrounding terrain.

See also

External links

  • NASA Map of Venus:
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