8A50.20 - Venus

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Demo Title:
Planets of the Solar System
Area of Study:
Solar System
Venus Globes.

The 16 inch globe us based on data from the Pioneer-Venus Orbiter Spacecraft and the Venera Spacecraft.

The 12 in globe is based on radar imaging data from the Magellan spacecraft mission and is topographical.

The orange-yellow globe is the new Astronomy magazine Venus globe and is comprised of Magellan Venus Radar Mapper spacecraft image data.  It also shows 10 landing sites.  


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