Active Volcanoes On Venus:
NASA Magellan spacecraft captured images of Venus’ surface from different orbits. A few locations, including those suspected to have volcanic activity, were observed two or three times over two years
- A 2.2 square kilometre volcanic vent on Venus changed shape in eight months, indicating volcanic activity.
- It showed signs of drained lava, hinting at activity and eight months later, radar images indicated that the same vent had doubled in size and the lava lake seemed to have reached the rim.
- The vent is associated with Maat Mons, Venus’s second-highest volcano.
- It sits in the Atla Regio, a vast highland region near Venus’ equator. These changes were likely due to lava flow escaping the vent, hinting at a possible volcanic activity.
- Magellan spacecraft was one of the most successful deep space missions of NASA..