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List of geological features on venus

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This is a list of geological features on Venus. Venus is the second planet from the Sun. Venus is classified as a terrestrial planet and it is sometimes called Earth's "sister planet" owing to their similar size, gravity, and bulk composition (Venus is both the closest planet to Earth and the planet closest in size to Earth). The surface of Venus is covered by a dense atmosphere and presents clear evidence of former violent volcanic activity. It has shield and composite volcanoes similar to those found on Earth.

Cytherean valleys are called by the Latin term valles, and are named after river goddesses or after words for 'Venus' in other languages.

Undae on Venus refer to dune fields and are named after desert goddesses.

Tesserae are areas of polygonal terrain. They are named after goddesses in world mythologies.

Scarps on Venus are called rupes and are named after goddesses of the hearth.

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