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Lave Still Flows on Venus

ESA - AOES Medialab
ESA - AOES Medialab
The ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft plummeted into its target planet’s atmosphere at the end of 2014, but data from its eight-year mission is still telling us new things. Scientists announced today that near-infrared thermal maps from the spacecraft around tectonic rift zones show a localized brightness that they believe is the best evidence yet of ongoing volcanic activity on Venus.

Heather Goss is the Departments Editor at Air & Space.

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