Lakshmi Planum

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Lakshmi Planum
Lakshmi Planum and Siddons Patera PIA00240.jpg
Magellan radar image
Feature type Planum
Coordinates 68°36′N 339°18′E / 68.6°N 339.3°E / 68.6; 339.3Coordinates: 68°36′N 339°18′E / 68.6°N 339.3°E / 68.6; 339.3
Diameter 2,345.0 km
Eponym Lakshmi

Lakshmi Planum is a plateau feature on the surface of Venus on the Western Ishtar Terra. It is named after Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.

Lineated Plains in Lakshmi Region

It is roughly 3.5 kilometers (2.2 mi) above the mean planetary radius. Lakshmi Planum is ringed by intensely deformed terrain, some of which is shown in the southern portion of the image and is called Clotho Tessera.[1]

The plains of Lakshmi are made up of radar-dark, homogeneous, smooth lava flows.[2]

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