Venus: Detailed Mapping of Maxwell Montes Region

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Science  14 Mar 1986:
Vol. 231, Issue 4743, pp. 1271-1273
DOI: 10.1126/science.231.4743.1271


From October 1983 to July 1984, the north hemisphere of Venus, from latitude 30° to latitude 90°, was mapped by means of the radar imagers and altimeters of the spacecraft Venera 15 and Venera 16. This report presents the results of the radar mapping of the Maxwell Montes region, one of the most interesting features of Venus' surface. A radar mosaic map and contour map have been compiled.