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    Did volcanoes turn Venus into a ‘hellish’ planet?

    Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity, according to a new study. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history. Tesserae are tectonically deformed regions on the surface of Venus…

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    It Hasn’t Always Been So Quiet for Cascade Volcanoes

    The Cascade volcanoes that run from northern California to southern British Columbia aren’t exactly the most active volcanoes on Earth. While other places like Kamchatka in Russia and Indonesia tend to have multiple volcanoes erupting each day, only two volcanoes have erupted in the Cascades since 1900: Mount St. Helens in Washington and Lassen Peak in California. Yet, for a…

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    Cascade Range has nearly 3,000 once-active volcanoes, UO researchers find

    Volcanic eruptions millions of years ago shaped the Central Oregon landscape. Massive peaks on the horizon remind residents of the geological past, from Mount Hood, Newberry Volcano and the Three Sisters. But those large mountains only represent less than 1% of all the volcanoes in the Cascade mountain range that have erupted in the past, according to a recently published…

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    Study rewrites the recent history of productive Cascade Arc volcanoes

    Credit: CC0 Public Domain Volcanic eruptions in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest over the last 2.6 million years are more numerous and closely connected to subsurface signatures of currently active magma than commonly thought, according to newly published research. A synthesis of volcanic vents on the surface and data that probes the structure and composition of the crust…

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    The secret beneath seemingly trustworthy volcanoes | NSF

    Research News The secret beneath seemingly trustworthy volcanoes Some volcanoes hide magmas with potential to generate explosive activity The 2015 eruption of Wolf Volcano in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. August 4, 2020 Geologists working on remote islands in the Galapagos archipelago have found that volcanoes that produce small basaltic lava eruptions hide chemically diverse molten rock in their underground…

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    New 3D model reveals Venus’ volcanoes are actually still active

    There is something shifty about plate tectonics “Across the lansdcape, steam vents hiss gaseous breath from deep inside the planet, creating an environment that feels like it hangs in the balance between our world and another.”― Stefanie Payne, A Year in the National Parks: The Greatest American Road Trip The team designed models of geological activity beneath the surface of…

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    Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own ring of fire, new study finds

    Venus may have enough active volcanoes to form its own ‘ring of fire’, new study finds- Technology News, Firstpost

    FP TrendingJul 27, 2020 09:00:46 IST Venus, often known as Earth’s twin, is considered to be an unusual planet for its circular orbit and its thick cloudy atmosphere. The presence of numerous volcanoes on the planet was a known fact but these were touted to have been dormant for ages. But a recent study has revealed that some of these activities…

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    Venus has at least 37 recently-active volcanoes

    Venus is home to at least 37 recently-active volcanic structures, a study by researchers at the University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich has found. It is the first evidence that the interior of the planet is still geologically active. Previous studies have found evidence of a warm interior and ring-like structures known as coronae, which…

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    Looks like Venus has dozens of active volcanoes | Space

    A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet. A research paper on the work, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland and the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, was published in the journal Nature Geoscience…

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    We Just Got Even More Evidence That Venus Has Surprisingly Active Volcanoes

    The planet Venus is scorching hot beneath its suffocatingly thick atmosphere, much of its surface shaped by the surges and flows of volcanic activity. Nevertheless, planetary geologists have been unable to find hard evidence that the planet remains volcanically active.   Well, we just got some of the best evidence yet. Venus has plenty of volcanic features on its surface…

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