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Magellan Animations



Venus Globe Animation

This Venus Globe animation (303K) is in MPEG format and consists of 60 frames of 200x200 pixels every 6 degrees around the planet's equator. The surface elevation is color coded so that the highest elevations appear red, while the lowest appear blue. The frames were created by re-projecting the sinusoidal browse image of surface topography from the GxDR CD-ROM of Magellan data from its first 243-day mapping cycle at the planet. Some data from Magellan's second cycle are included in this browse image to partly fill gap in cycle 1 coverage caused by superior conjunction, or when Venus was behind the sun from Earth's point of view. The dark areas represent regions not yet mapped at the time the CD-ROM was made.

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