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This is an image showing faulting on Venus.
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Venus Faulting

This picture shows an example of folding and faulting on Venus. The different patterns of faulting provide evidence of the stress and strain, or crustal deformation taking place on the surface.

Types of fracturing and faulting found on Venus are:

  • wrinkle ridges
  • small scale fracture zones
  • strike/slipfaulting, of which the San Andreas Fault is a good example
  • horst/graben faulting, or continental rifting


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