Nasa’s Magellan orbiter maps 85,000 volcanoes on Venus

With the assistance of radar symbolism gathered by Nasa’s Magellan mission during the 1990s, researchers have had the option to make a guide which shows more than 85,000 volcanoes on Venus, the second planet in the planetary group by distance from the Sun, revealed Gatekeeper Wednesday.

Earth has more than 1,500 volcanoes which seems to be a ton however it stands no place contrasted with the number which the researchers have uncovered. They additionally said that the vast majority of the volcanoes are under 5 kilometers in width.

Paul Byrne from Washington College in St Louis, said: “Our new data set will empower researchers to contemplate what other place to look for proof of ongoing land action [on Venus].”

Byrne and his group detailed in the diary JGR Planets that despite the fact that there were volcanoes essentially wherever in the world, volcanoes in the 20km to 100km in measurement range are somewhat scant.

The experts maintained that it might help them to learn more about magma availability and eruption rates on Venus.

The researchers believed that the publically available data will help them better understand the inner workings of the planet Venus.

According to the report in the journal Science, the volcano map comes hot on the heels of the first proof that Venus has active volcanoes.

Playing “spot the difference” with radar images from the Magellan mission, researchers have been able to determine a volcanic vent on the massive Maat Mons volcano, which had enlarged and changed shape over an eight-month period, with new lava flows appearing in the latter images.