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Volcanism on Venus

  • 04 Jun 2024
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Source: TH

Recent scientific analysis has revealed that Venus is more volcanically active than previously known.

  • Active volcanic flows have been detected at 2 sites named the Eistla Regio region, which includes the Sif Mons volcano, and the expansive volcanic plain of Niobe Planitia. Earlier its erupting was detected in the 1990s.
  • Also, a volcanic vent on Maat Mons in a region called Atla Regio, near the equator has expanded and changed shape.
    • These along with additional evidence such as atmospheric sulfur dioxide variations, surface thermal emissions data, confirm volcanic activity on the planet.

Venus:

  • Venus is often called Earth's twin is slightly smaller than Earth.
  • It is the second planet from the Sun and the sixth largest planet.
  • It is the hottest planet in our solar system.
  • Venus spins from east to west, which is backward compared to most planets, and it has a day longer than its year.

Read More: Venus' Tectonic History, Venus Mission 2024 Active Volcanoes on Venus

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