Take a safari under the clouds of Venus to experience its scorching hot surface, explore its volcanoes and lava rivers, and scan its intriguing cratered plains — through images from the Magellan radar mapping mission.
The educational focus of MAGELLAN: Report From Venus is to present the mapping and exploration of the planet Venus by the Magellan spacecraft, while emphasizing the understanding of processes that shape the planet via a set of multidisciplinary themes woven throughout the program. These ideas help relate the information presented in the show to the lives of students, families, and the general public.
Produced by Loch Ness Productions.
- Objects in the sky: Venus
- Venus surface geology: volcanism, cratering, tectonism, atmospheric characteristics
- Venus rotation period, orbit
- Comparative planetology of Earth and Venus
- Appearance from Earth
- The electromagnetic spectrum: radar
- History of Venus exploration
- Use of radar mapping tools for planetary exploration