This animation of Venus was created from a mosaic of radar images taken by the Magellan spacecraft. Gaps in the Magellan data were filled in with Pioneer and Venera data.
This animation is Copyrighted © 1998 by Calvin J. Hamilton. Permission is granted to use it at home or at school as long as it is not for-profit. Any commercial/for-profit use of this animation needs to be addressed to Calvin J. Hamilton. High-resolution animations can be generated upon request.