A portion of western Eistla Regio is displayed in this, three-dimensional perspective view of the surface of Venus. Magellan synthetic aperture radar data is combined with radar
altimetry to develop a three-dimensional map of the surface. Rays
cast in a computer intersect the surface to create a three-
dimensional perspective view. Simulated color and a digital
elevation map developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, are used
to enhance small-scale structure. The simulated hues are based on
color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft.
The image was produced at the JPL Multimission Image Processing
Laboratory and is a single frame from a video released at the March 5, 1991, JPL news conference.