A large upland area on Venus, near the equator. It is about 17 500 km long, and has about the same area as Africa. It includes four smaller highland areas: Ovda Regio and Thetis Regio in its western half, and Atla Regio and Ulfrun Regio to the east. There are many troughs in Aphrodite, including Diana Chasma near the centre, and volcanoes such as Maat Mons, 8.4 km high.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.