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Magellan Mission to Venus

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Welcome to the Magellan Project home page!

NASA's Magellan spacecraft made a dramatic conclusion to its highly successful mission at Venus when it is commanded to plunge into the planet's dense atmosphere Tuesday, October 11, 1994. During its four years in orbit around Earth's sister planet, the spacecraft has radar-mapped 98 percent of the surface and collected high-resolution gravity data of Venus. The purpose of the crash landing is to gain data on the planet's atmosphere and on the performance of the spacecraft as it descends.

This home page offers Venus images taken by Magellan and other highlights from the mission.


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venus_bullet.gif Magellan Mission at a Glance

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venus_bullet.gif Magellan Venus Explorer's Guide

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venus_bullet.gif Magellan Products Guide

venus_bullet.gif Images, Images, Images

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venus_bullet.gif Technical Literature about Venus

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