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Volcanism and Rift Formation in Beta Regio, Venus: New Radar ResultsA high resolution (approximately 2 km) image of Beta Regio, Venus, obtained with the Arecibo radar system, reveals additional details of structure which seem to confirm past suggestions that this region consists of a rift system and associated volcanism. Numerous long linear features approximately parallel to the north-south trending trough discovered by the Pioneer-Venus Orbiter are interpreted as being indicative of extensive faulting and the detail for the radar reflectivity anomaly coincident with Theia Mons suggests that it is a major volcano situated on what would be the western bounding fault of the rift system.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Campbell, D. B.
(National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Head, J. W.
(Brown Univ. Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Harmon, J. K.
(National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Arecibo, Puerto Rico)
Hine, A. A.
(National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. and Geophys. Program, 1984
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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