Magellan Mission to Venus
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
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