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16. Venera 13 Landing Site
PLAINS
16. Venera 13 Landing Site

Venera 13 landed somewhere within the area of this image (center is at 7.5°S, 303.5°E), which shows a typical expanse of venusian plains. This area is relatively flat and featureless when compared to other terrain types on the surface, but it still has many tectonic and volcanic features. Two trends of wrinkle ridges are evident throughout the area. Various lava flows of different radar brightness are evident, and many have no source visible at this resolution. Several small dome volcanos are in the image, many only visible because of their summit pits. There is a northwest-southeast-trending zone of fractures in the lower left part of the image. A volcano whose summit is southeast of this image accounts for the semicircular set of flows in the lower right.

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