The second most sweltering planet that exists in our solar system, after Mercury, is beyond the shadow of a doubt, Venus. A recent discovery of three dozen highlights on Venus has led the scientists to believe that volcanism is present on the surface of Venus. Of course, a tremendous amount of research must be accomplished before being able to confirm this theory, but should this assumption be valid, our comprehension of Venus might get changed.
The formation and evolution of volcanism on Venus
The research was conducted by Anna Gulcher, working for ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Throughout the study, she used the assistance of PC recreations to determine the formation and evolution of Venus ring-formed volcanic assemblies. According to her findings, the volcanic structures on Venus bear a striking resemblance to the ones on our planet, since Venus’ coronae look like a crest of liquid stone, and the lava ascends from the mantle to the top.
The explanation of the impossible
What is strange about these findings is the fact that, from what we know so far, volcanism always happens if structural plates are present. However, Venus does not present this structure. Professor Montesi, teaching typography at the University of Maryland, has declared that there might be some sort of explanation for this discovery. According to him, volcanism can be present even if structural plates do not exist, with the help of progressive springs responsible for the explosion of lava into the atmosphere of the planet.
How did they manage to gain all this information?
The scientists made use of the images of an old rocket sent by NASA during its Magellan mission, between the years of 1990 and 1994. Montesi has declared that these images support the existence of at least 37 coronae at the surface of Venus, which can be found grouped in a couple of districts.