Cleopatra (crater)

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Cleopatra (crater)
Cleopatra crater on Venus.jpg
Radar image of Cleopatra
Planet Venus
Coordinates 65°48′N 7°06′E / 65.8°N 7.1°E / 65.8; 7.1Coordinates: 65°48′N 7°06′E / 65.8°N 7.1°E / 65.8; 7.1
Diameter 105 km
Eponym Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra is an impact crater on Venus.

Cleopatra is a double-ring impact basin about 100 kilometers (62 mi) in diameter and 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) deep. A steep-walled, winding channel a few kilometers wide breaks through the rough terrain surrounding the crater rim. A large amount of lava originating in Cleopatra flowed through this channel and filled valleys in Fortuna Tessera. Cleopatra is superimposed on the structures of Maxwell Montes and appears to be undeformed, indicating that Cleopatra is relatively young.[1]

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