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Magellan: Preliminary description of Venus surface geologic unitsObservations from approximately one-half of the Magellan nominal eight-month mission to map Venus are summarized. Preliminary compilation of initial geologic observations of the planet reveals a surface dominated by plains that are characterized by extensive and intensive volcanism and tectonic deformation. Four broad categories of units have been identified: plains units, linear belts, surficial units, and terrain units.
Document ID
19910010698
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Saunders, R. S. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO., United States)
Arvidson, R. (Brown Univ. Providence, RI., United States)
Head, J. W., III (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ., United States)
Schaber, G. G. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge., United States)
Solomon, S. C. (London Univ. Observatory (England). Amherst., United States)
Stofan, E. R. (Massachusetts Univ. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Basilevsky, Alexander T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Guest, J. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mcgill, G. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Flagstaff, AZ., United States)
Moore, H. J. (Geological Survey)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst., 22nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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