Lavinia Region Impact Craters
Date: 29 Oct 1991
Three large meteorite impact craters, with diameters that range from 37 to 50 km (23 to 31 miles), are seen in this image of the Lavinia region on Venus.
The image is centered at 27 degrees south latitude and 339 degrees east longitude (longitude on Venus is measured from 0 degrees to 360 degrees east), and covers an area 550 km (342 miles) wide by about 500 km (311 miles) long. Situated in a region of fractured plains, the craters show many features typical of meteorite impact craters, including rough (bright) material around the rim, terraced inner walls and central peaks.
Numerous domes, probably caused by volcanic activity, are seen in the southeastern corner of the mosaic. The domes range in diameter from 1 to 12 km (0.6 to 7 miles). Some of the domes have central pits that are typical of some types of volcanoes. North is to the top of the image.
Last Update: 8 Jun 2011 (AMB)