PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Magellan Spacecraft Captures Crater Farm on Venus

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Three impact craters are displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the surface of Venus taken by NASA’s Magellan, the first deep space probe launched by a space shuttle. (NASA image)

(NASA) – Three impact craters are displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the surface of Venus taken by NASA’s Magellan, the first deep space probe launched by a space shuttle.

The center of the image is located at approximately 27 degrees south latitude, and 339 degrees east longitude in the northwestern portion of the Lavinia Planitia region of Venus.

The Magellan spacecraft was a 1,035-kilogram robotic space probe launched by NASA of the United States, on May 4, 1989, to map the surface of Venus by using synthetic-aperture radar and to measure the planetary gravitational field

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