Arecibo-GBT Image of Venus

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About this Image

This is a radar image of the planet Venus made by transmitting a signal at 13 cm wavelength from Arecibo and using the GBT to detect the reflection off its surface. Brighter parts of the image indicate a rougher surface, while dark regions are smoother (on centimeter to meter scales). Many features, including mountain ranges, volcanic domes, and craters can be seen.

Investigator(s):  Donald Campbell, Jean-Luc Margot, Lynn Carter, and Bruce Campbell

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Technical Data

    Telescope GBT and Arecibo 
    Date of Observation 2001-00-00 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band S 
    Wavelength 13 cm 
    Frequency 2.2 GHz 
    Technical Caption The resolution of this image varies from 1 to 5 km.  


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