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Ishtar Terra

Ishtar Terra is one of the two main continents of Venus, and is found near the north pole. Ishtar Terra is about the size of the United States.

Ishtar Terra contains the four main mountain ranges of Venus. Ishtar Terra also contains volcanoes named Sacajawea, Colette, and Cleopatra.

Ishtar Terra is named after the Near-Eastern goddess, Ishtar.


Last modified May 19, 2009 by Randy Russell.

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