volcanism

The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick

Everyone loves looking at the Moon, especially through a telescope. To see those dark and light patches scattered across its…

3 months ago

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…

10 months ago

Volcanic Activity on Venus Could Explain Phosphine

Ever since the announcement last September that astronomers found evidence of phosphine in the clouds of Venus, the planet has…

1 year ago

There Might be Volcanoes at the Bottom of Europa’s sub-ice Oceans

In about three years, NASA plans to launch a robotic orbiter that will study Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa. It's called…

1 year ago

The Most Recent Volcanic Activity on the Moon? Just 100 Million Years ago

Regions of the Moon known as irregular mare patches - formed by magma cooling from a volcanic eruption - have…

1 year ago

A Crater on Venus Indicates the Planet Hasn’t Been Volcanic for a Long Time

Venus may not have had Earth-like tectonic plates or volcanism for the last billion years, according to a new study.…

2 years ago

Lava Tubes on the Moon and Mars are Really, Really Big. Big Enough to Fit an Entire Planetary Base

Could lava tubes on the Moon and Mars play a role in establishing a human presence on those worlds? Possibly,…

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…

3 years ago

What is the Difference Between Active and Dormant Volcanoes?

Whether a volcano is active or dormant is complicated, as these geological features can have very long lifespans that go…

6 years ago

What is the Earth’s Mantle Made Of?

Like all the other terrestrial planets, (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) the Earth is made up of many layers. This is…

6 years ago