This series of five animations summarizes how the Magellan Radar Mapping Mission created a map of Venus. High school students can see that dense cloud cover obscured the planet's surface and how radar was used to penetrate the clouds and measure the topography. The animations also demonstrate how the images were captured in long strips and sent back to Earth. Sample image strips are shown, as well as the final product: a rotating map of Venus. Movie controls allow students to repeat, pause, or step through the animation, which can give students more time to analyze the images. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse


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