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Are Venus’ Volcanoes Still Active?

by Jason Major December 3, 2012

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus (ESA/AOES) Incredibly dense, visually opaque and loaded with caustic sulfuric acid, Venus’ atmosphere oppresses a scorched, rocky surface baking in planet-wide 425 ºC (800 ºF) temperatures. Although volcanoes have been mapped on our neighboring […]

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