Venus - Interior of Ovda Regio
April 4, 2003
This Magellan image shows part of the interior of Ovda Regio, one of the large highlands ringing the equator of Venus. Several tectonic events formed this complex block fractured terrain. An underlying fabric of ridges and valleys strikes northeast southwest. These ridges are spaced 10 to 20 kilometers (6 to 12 miles) apart and may have been caused by shortening of the crust at right angles to this trend.
Topics: Environment, Astronomy, Ovda Regio, Planetary science, Planetary geology, Ridge, Magellan probe, Venus, Geography