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Magellan data unveils ongoing volcanic activity on the surface of Venus

Magellan data unveils ongoing volcanic activity on the surface of Venus

In May 1989, NASA launched its Magellan mission to Venus with the goal of mapping the entire surface of the planet using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and measuring the planet’s magnetic field. Magellan would prove to be a very successful mission that met many of its scientific goals, including producing the most detailed map of Venus’ surface to date. The mission would ultimately end when the spacecraft performed a controlled entry into Venus’ atmosphere in October 1994.

Published by NASASpaceflight on 06/02/2024

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