• Venus: Proof of active volcanoes-at last

    6 days ago - By Phys.org

    Venus is almost the same size, mass and density as Earth. So it should be generating heat in its interior at much the same rate as the Earth does. On Earth, one of the main ways in which this heat leaks out is via volcanic eruptions. During an average year, at least 50 volcanoes erupt.
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  • Astronomers spotted an active volcano on Venus

    Astronomers spotted an active volcano on Venus

    6 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    In the early 1990s, NASA's Magellan spacecraft captured data from Venus, proving that volcanoes still existed on the planet's surface. Now, a new look at that data says they have spotted at least one active volcano on Venus, and that future missions to the planet could provide even more proof that Venus isn't dead yet.
    The researchers published their findings in a paper featured in the journal Science. According to those findings, an active volcano on the surface of Venus is still changing the planet's surface by pouring out lava through lava vents located around it.
    But the researchers...
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