Earth-Based Radar Unveils Venus' Mysterious Surface

Bouncing radar off Veuns' surface, radio astronomers have built up a detailed, and beautiful, view of the planet's landscape without leaving Earth.

March 10, 2015
11:52 AM EDT
Radar image of Maxwell Montes, Venus' highest mountain range, made from ground-based Arecibo/GBT observations in 2012. | National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution