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Magellan: Initial Analysis of Venus Surface Modification

Arvidson, R. E. and Baker, V. R. and Elachi, C. and Saunders, R. S. and Wood, J. A. (1991) Magellan: Initial Analysis of Venus Surface Modification. Science, 252 (5003). pp. 270-275. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.252.5003.270.

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Initial Magellan observations reveal a planet with high dielectric constant materials exposed preferentially in elevated regions with high slopes, ejecta deposits extending up to 1000 kilometers to the west of several impact craters, windblown deposits and features in areas where there are both obstacles and a source of particulate material, and evidence for slow, steady degradation by atmosphere-surface interactions and mass movements.

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Additional Information:© 1991 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 15 January 1991; accepted 8 March 1991. We thank K. Chamberlain, R. Greeley, V. C. Gulick, K. B. Klose, G. Komatsu, T. Parker, S. Slavney, E. Stofan, and C. Weitz for help in preparing materials for this manuscript. We particularly thank J. J. Plaut for estimating the diffuse roughness effects on reflectivity. Supported by Jet Propulsion Laboratory contracts 957415 to R.E.A., 958497 to V.R.B., and 958593 to JAW.
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Official Citation:Magellan: Initial Analysis of Venus Surface Modification R. E. ARVIDSON, V. R. BAKER, C. ELACHI, R. S. SAUNDERS, and J. A. WOOD Science 12 April 1991: 252 (5003), 270-275. [DOI:10.1126/science.252.5003.270]
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