Venus - Oblique View of Crater Riley
April 4, 2003
An oblique view of the impact crater Riley, named for Margaretta Riley, a 19th Century botanist. This view was prepared from two left-looking Magellan radar images acquired with different incidence angles. The crater is 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) in diameter. The floor of the crater is 580 meters (1,914 feet) below the plains surrounding the crater. The crater's rim rises 620 meters (2,046 feet) above the plains and 1,200 meters (3,960 feet) above the crater floor. The crater's central peak is 536 meters (1,769 feet) high.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Planetary geology, Geology, Planetary science, Riley, Mead, Meteor Crater, Riley An, 19th Century botanist, Century botanist, Margaretta Riley, Venus - Oblique View