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Why do scientists think that Venus has active volcanoes.


Why do scientists think that Venus has active volcanoes.

Venus is a terrestrial planet, due to its uniform size, gravity, and structure, it has been called the “sister planet” of the Earth, with about 80% of the surface of the planet Venus covered by smooth and volcanic plains, and the same 70% saline ridges. Of plains, and 10% is made of smooth or plastered plains. Evidence of lava impact on the planet Venus along with the volcanic pool remains a puzzle even today, because there are some striking craters on this planet, which exhibit its surface being relatively young, and it is about 30-60 million years  Is old.

New research led by the University Space Association (USRA) has revealed that the impact of lava on the planet Venus may be a few years old, information has been published by Science Advance, researchers suggest that Venus is also today volcanic  Form, and is the only planet in our solar system on Earth, where volcanic eruptions are present.

Now the question is, whether Venus is actually active even today, if it is, then for researchers, there is a need to understand the inner parts of the planets better.  Scientist of the University Space Research Association (USRA), Dr. Justin Filiberto, says that if we can study how the planets cool, and why Earth, Venus is an active volcano, if talking about Mars  So, volcano is not active on Mars. Researchers must be prepared for future missions, be able to see these flows and changes on the surface of the planet Venus, and provide solid evidence that volcanoes are active on the planet.

In the 1990s, NASA sent a Magellan spacecraft to the planet Venus on May 4, 1989, to map Venus’s surface and measure planetary gravity, data from the Magellan spacecraft show that volcanoes in our neighboring planet Venus  And extensive lava flows.  

The European Space Agency sent the Venus Express spacecraft to the planet Venus to study Venus, it was released in November 2005, and it arrived on Venus in April 2006, and it has just continued science data from Venus’s polar orbit. Sending, the Venus Express studied the infrared light emanating from the surface of Venus, during the orbit of Venus, and again on Venus on the volcano  Shed new light, new data allowed scientists to identify fresh versus altered lava flows on Venus’s surface. Researchers were previously not well known for the age of lava eruptions and volcanoes on Venus, as the change rate of fresh lava was not well constrained.

To understand the changing atmosphere of Venus, and the reaction of minerals changing over time, Dr. Filiberto and his colleagues recreated the warm caustic atmosphere of Venus in the laboratory, and their experimental results have shown,  That an abundant mineral in basalt- olivine reacts rapidly with the atmosphere, and it dissolves with iron oxide minerals in a few weeks  It goes.

Dr. Filiberto says that it may take a few years to understand this change in Minorology from the observation data of the Venus Express, new results by Dr. Filiberto and coauthors show that lava flows on the planet Venus are very low, And a truly active volcano on the planet Venus.