volcanoes

Volcanism on the Moon Ended About 2 Billion Years ago

An international team examined lunar rocks brought back by the Chang'e-5 mission, and determined that volcanism ended on the Moon…

6 days ago

Although it’s Quiet Today, Mars Once had Thousands of Volcanic Eruptions on its Surface

New research has found more evidence that Mars once experienced super-volcanoes that filled the atmosphere with ash and dust.

1 month ago

Seen From Space, Iceland’s new Volcano Lights up the Island at Night

You’ve probably seen stunning images of the night side of the Earth from space. Most people have seen the veritable…

7 months ago

You Can See the Spot Where Lava Broke Through the Wall of a Martian Crater and Began Filling it Up

At a fundamental level, Mars is a volcanic planet. Its surface is home to the Solar System's largest extinct volcano,…

10 months ago

It Looks Like There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

Venus' surface is no stranger to volcanoes. Radar images show more than 1,000 volcanic structures on the planet. But for…

1 year ago

40 Years Ago, Mount St. Helens Blew its Top Off

One day, my Grade Nine science class got way more interesting. Suddenly, volcanoes weren't just something in textbooks. Though I…

1 year ago

Anak Krakatau Erupted a Few Days Ago. Here’s What it Looked Like From Space

In between the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra lies the Sunda Strait. And in the Sunda Strait lies the…

2 years ago

During Mass Extinction Events, Volcanoes Were Releasing About the Same Amount of CO2 as We Are Today

200 million years ago, a mass extinction event wiped out about 76% of all species on Earth—both terrestrial and marine.…

2 years ago

The Surprising Possibility That There are Still Active Volcanoes on Venus

According to new research by a team from the LPI, it appears likely that Venus could indeed have active volcanoes…

2 years ago

A Brand New Island in the Pacific has Survived 5 Years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of…

2 years ago