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Cleopatra Crater

Target Name:  Venus
Spacecraft:  Magellan
Produced by:  Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright: © Calvin J. Hamilton
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Location65.90° Latitude, 7.00° Longitude
Diameter105 kilometer (65 mile)
TypeDouble ring crater

Once believed to be a volcanic caldera, Cleopatra was shown by Magellan data to have an impact origin. A small ejecta blanket is visible surrounding the crater rim and an inner, radar-dark basin can be seen on the crater floor. Illumination is from the left at an incidence angle of 25 degrees.

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