Alpha Regio
Alpha Regio is a region of the planet Venus extending for about 1500 kilometers centered at 22°S, 5°E.
It was discovered and named by Dick Goldstein in 1964. The name was approved by the International Astronomical Union's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (IAU/WGPSN) between 1976 and 1979.Maxwell Montes, Alpha Regio, and Beta Regio are the three exceptions to the rule that the surface features of Venus are to be named for females: women or goddesses.
The surface of the region is what is known as Tessera, meaning a terrain that has been highly deformed and where the deformation strikes in multiple directions and is closely spaced. The term comes from the Greek word for “tiled” (Russian investigators analyzing Venera 15 and Venera 16 imagery thought this terrain looked like a parquet floor). Like all tessera regions, it sits above the surrounding terrain at an elevation of 1 to 2 kilometers, and is heavily deformed by what appears to be contractional folding. Like most tessera units, the surrounding volcanic plains appear to have flowed around Alpha's margins and thus are younger than Alpha.
An infrared map prepared by the Venus Express orbiter shows that the rocks on the Alpha Regio plateau is lighter in colour and look old compared to the majority of the planet. On Earth, such light-coloured rocks are usually granite and form continents.

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Alpha Regio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alpha Regio is a region of the planet Venus extending for about 1500 kilometers centered at 22°S, 5°E. It was discovered and named by Dick Goldstein in 1964.
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A portion of Alpha Regio is displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the ... In 1963, Alpha Regio was the first feature on Venus to be identified from ...
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Alpha Regio - Windows to the Universe
Alpha Regio is an example of what is known as a "Plateau Highland" of Venus. The only volcano known to be found on Alpha Regio is Eve Mons. A Plateau ...
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Alpha Regio (surface feature, Venus) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Tesserae (Latin: “mosaic tiles”) are the most geologically complex regions seen on Venus. Several large elevated regions, such as Alpha Regio, are composed ...
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Alpha Regio - Wired Science
Dec 4, 2012 ... The “pancake domes” of Alpha Regio on Venus as visualized in an overlay of Magellan radar images on Venus topography. These domes are ...
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GEOLOGY OF Alpha Regio, VENUS FROM MAGELLAN DATA. A.V. decharon, . Brown University, Providence, RI; D.L. Bindschadler, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; ...
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12. Alpha Regio
TESSERAE AND MOUNTAINS 12. Alpha Regio. Alpha Regio is a roughly square region of tessera about 1500 kilometers across and centered at 22°S, 5°E.
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Sep 2, 2011 ... English: Original Caption Released with Image: A portion of Alpha Regio is displayed in this three-dimensional perspective view of the surface ...
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Alpha Regio - Views of the Solar System
This image shows Alpha Regio. The bright lineated terrain is a series of troughs, ridges, and faults that are oriented in many directions. The lengths of these ...
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1 C.I.T., Pasadena, CA; and J.W. Head, Brown University, Providence, RI. Introduction. Alpha Regio, identified as a region of tessera in recent Arecibo images [I], ...
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I C.I.T., Pasadena, CA; and J.W. Head, Brown University, Providence, RI Introduction. Alpha Regio, identified as a region of tessera in recent Arecibo images [1], ...
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Alpha Regio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alpha Regio is a region of the planet Venus extending for about 1500 kilometers centered at 22°S, 5°E. It was discovered and named by Dick Goldstein in 1964.
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Alpha Regio, a compact, well-defined mountain plateau straddles the Venusian prime meridian. Unlike Venus' major volcanic rises, plateau highlands such as Alpha Regio contain relatively few volcanic features such as domes, shields and  ...
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Pancake domes (Alpha Regio) Latitude: 30° S Longitude: 11.8°E Number of domes: 7 Average diameter: 25 km Average elevation: 750m Average slope: up to 30° Age: undetermined FIGURE 8.14 Seven pancake domes, east of the Alpha  ...
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Tryka and Muhleman ( 1 992) mapped the RR cross section of Alpha Regio at 3.5 -cm wavelength, using the 70-m Goldstone Deep Space Network antenna for transmission, and the VLA antenna array to synthesize an angularly resolved ...
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