Mapping Venus with radar

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The surface of Venus is hidden beneath a perpetual blanket of clouds, but radar allows scientists at the National Air and Space Museum to examine the rocky surface of the planet. The geologic history of the planet is being documented through analysis of regional radar maps. The lowlands of Venus are dominated by volcanic lava flows, which have many features similar to ones found on volcanoes on Earth or Mars. To learn more click on photo.

 

 

 

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