The surface of Venus
covered by a veil of thick clouds
and remains hidden from even the powerful
telescopic eyes of earth-bound astronomers.
But in the early 1990s, using imaging radar, the Venus orbiting
was able to lift the veil from the
of Venus and
produced spectacular high resolution images
of the planet's surface
Colors used in this
computer generated picture
Magellan radar data are based on color images from the surface
transmitted by the
13 and 14 landers.
The bright area running roughly across the middle
represents the largest highland region
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