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Volcano Southeast of Phoebe Regio,Venus with Emissivity Data
Volcano Southeast of Phoebe Regio,Venus with Emissivity Data (click to enlarge)

Volcano Southeast of Phoebe Regio,Venus with Emissivity Data
Date: 11 Nov 1992

Magellan press release image showing radio-thermal emission (emissivity). Red represents high emissivity and blue low.

The image is centered at 12.5S,261E, southeast of Phoebe Regio, Venus and is 587 km on a side. The unnamed volcano is about 2 km high and shows low emissivity at the summit, which could indicate the presence of pyrrohtite or pyrite, minerals which may not be stable at lower altitudes. (Magellan press release P-40698)

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