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Geology of Maxwell Montes, VenusMaxwell Montes represent the most distinctive topography on the surface of Venus, rising some 11 km above mean planetary radius. The multiple data sets of the Pioneer missing and Earth based radar observations to characterize Maxwell Montes are analyzed. Maxwell Montes is a porkchop shaped feature located at the eastern end of Lakshmi Planum. The main massif trends about North 20 deg West for approximately 1000 km and the narrow handle extends several hundred km West South-West WSW from the north end of the main massif, descending down toward Lakshmi Planum. The main massif is rectilinear and approximately 500 km wide. The southern and northern edges of Maxwell Montes coincide with major topographic boundaries defining the edge of Ishtar Terra.
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Head, J. W.
(Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Campbell, D. B.
(Arecibo Observatory Providence, RI, United States)
Peterfreund, A. R.
(Brown Univ.)
Zisk, S. A.
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Washington Repts. of Planetary Geol. Program
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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