Venus Volcano
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Venus Volcano

December 4, 2012
[ Read the Article: Sulphur Dioxide Detected On Venus Points To Active Volcanoes ]

Artist’s impression of an active volcano on Venus. Results from a long-term study of Venus find evidence of a clear injection of sulphur dioxide into its upper atmosphere. One possible interpretation is that volcanic activity increased the sulphur dioxide component of the upper atmosphere, although an alternative is that a change in atmospheric circulation dredged up the gas.

Credits: ESA/AOES

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