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Cleopatra Patera on Venus: Venera 15/16 evidence for a volcanic origin.

Geophysical Research Letters
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Abstract

The non-concentric nature, anomalous depth, and terraced morphology of the nested craters that compose Cleopatra Patera are more closely analogous to volcanic craters (calderas) than multi-ring impact structures. Associated deposits northeast and downslope of the Patera first recognized on Venera 15/16 radar images are interpreted as volcanic plains related to, and perhaps cogenetic with, Cleopatra. A volcanic origin not only is easily reconciled with the tectonic setting of the Patera, it is almost required by the correlation between the Patera and regional structural trend. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Cleopatra Patera on Venus: Venera 15/16 evidence for a volcanic origin.
Series title Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1987
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geophysical Research Letters
First page 41
Last page 44