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9 surreal images of Venus

By: Katherine Butler on Jan. 21, 2011, 12:10 p.m.

Photo: NASA

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Crater farm

Like most planets, Venus has impact craters dotting its surface. However, it has fewer impact craters than other planets like Mercury, largely due to its young surface. Because of this, Venus also has a large amount of craters in "pristine" condition. This photo, taken by Magellan, shows a three-dimensional colored view of a crater farm on the planet’s surface.