Volcano on Venus

Venusian volcano fantasy
Volcano on Venus

A volcano named Sapas Mons dominates this computer-generated view of the surface of Venus.

Lava flows extend for hundreds of kilometers across the fractured plains shown in the foreground to the base of the mountain, which measures 248 miles across 0.9 mile high.

The simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft.

The image was produced by the Solar System Visualization project and the Magellan Science team at the JPL Multimission Image Processing Laboratory.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL


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