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Pick a Postcard - Venus


This is a global view of the surface of Venus.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

This is a hemispheric view of Venus color-coded to represent elevation.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

This is a hemispheric view of Venus.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

The blue color of this image is used to show contrasts in cloud patterns. This image was taken with a violet filter.
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This is a close-up 3-D image of the surface of Venus.
Image courtesy of NASA

This is a 3-D image of three craters on Venus.
NASA/JPL

This is a view of three volcanoes in the southern hemisphere of Venus. The colors represent elevation with red the highest and blue the lowest.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

This is an image of the Sapas Mons volcano located in the broad equatorial rise known as Atla Regio. The volcano is about 1.5 kilometers high and 400 kilometers across.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

This is an ultraviolet image of Venus taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on March 21, 1995.
Image courtesy of NASA

This is a radar image of a region in a vast plain to the south of Aphrodite Terra. The large circular structure near the center is a corona, about 200 kilometers in diameter, named Aine Corona.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL

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