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Scientists identify 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus from radar images – ABC News

Compelling evidence contradicts what scientists had long thought about Venus — that it was geologically dormant for the past half billion years because it lacked plate tectonics similar to Earth.

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Scientists have identified 37 volcanic structures on Venus that appear to be recently active and probably still are today.

  • The research provides compelling evidence of widespread recent tectonic and magma activity on Venus’s surface
  • Many scientist believe the planet has been essentially geologically dormant for the past half-billion years
  • Of 133 structures examined, 37 appear to have been active in the past 2 million to 3 million years, which is a blink of the eye in ge…

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