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January 24, 2006

Venus unveiled

Don P. Mitchell rounds up the best available images of Venus both from space and from the Soviet Venera 9 landing. I am most struck by radar imagery showing Ishtar Terra, a continent-scale highland at Venus' north pole. It is all too easy to imagine a terraformed version with bays and oceans. Also, fjords.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 24, 2006 08:39 AM

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