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Apr 10

Venus is still geologically active

Source: ESA News


This figure shows the volcanic peak Idunn Mons
(at 46°S, 214.5°E) in the Imdr Regio area of Venus.
Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL

ESA's Venus Express has returned the clearest indication yet that Venus is still geologically active. Relatively young lava flows have been identified by the way they emit infrared radiation. The finding suggests the planet remains capable of volcanic eruptions.(read more)

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