Magellan mapper watches Venus crumble

Hecht, Jeff
September 1991
New Scientist;9/14/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1786, p14
Presents photographs of the planet Venus taken by the Magellan spacecraft. Completion of mapping cycle; Landslide; Radar resolution.


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