Active volcanism on Venus in the Ganiki Chasma rift zone

  title={Active volcanism on Venus in the Ganiki Chasma rift zone},
  author={E. Shalygin and W. J. Markiewicz and A. Basilevsky and A. T. Basilevsky and D. V. Titov and N. Ignatiev and J. Head},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • E. Shalygin, W. J. Markiewicz, +4 authors J. Head
  • Published 2015
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • Venus is known to have been volcanically resurfaced in the last third of solar system history and to have undergone a significant decrease in volcanic activity a few hundred million years ago. However, fundamental questions remain: Is Venus still volcanically active today, and if so, where and in what geological and geodynamic environment? Here we show evidence from the Venus Express Venus Monitoring Camera for transient bright spots that are consistent with the extrusion of lava flows that… CONTINUE READING
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