Not all volcanoes on this hellish planet are dead, according to new research. Astrophysicists came to the conclusion that there are active eruptions on Venus today.
The new 3D image shows two crowns seen on the surface of Venus. Ring structures form when hot from the depths of the planet rises through the mantle and breaks through the crust. The study found that at least 37 crowns on Venus confirm fresh volcanic activity, including the crown of Aramahiti.
“For the first time, we can point to specific structures and say that these are not ancient dead volcanoes, but are still active today,” said study co-author Laurent Montési, professor of geology at the University of Maryland.
He notes that these data significantly change the idea of Venus and its internal processes.