Venus Hemispherical Globes
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Venus Hemispherical Globes

April 4, 2003
The images are presented in a projection that portrays the entire surface of Venus in a manner suitable for the production of a globe. A specialized program was used to create the "flower petal" appearance of the images; thearea of each petal from 0 to 75 degrees latitude is in the Transverse Mercator projection, and the area from 75 to 90 degrees latitude is in the Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area projection. The projections for adjacentpetals overlap by 2 degrees of longitude, so that some features are shown twice.

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