Scientists identify 'active volcanism' on Venus

June 19, 2015 8:18 AM

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WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered hot lava flows on Venus, providing evidence for active volcanism on Earth's neighbour planet.

ESA's Venus Express, which completed its eight-year study of the planet last year, used a near-infrared channel of the spacecraft's Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) to map thermal emission from the surface through a transparent spectral window in the planet's atmosphere, and spotted localised changes i...

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