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Twin Summits May 14, 2006

Posted by jtintle in Planets, Space Fotos, Venera 13, Venera 14, Venus, Volcanoes.
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Twin Summits Venus

Explanation:

Located in the Atla Regio region of Venus is Sapas Mons. The sides of the volcano are covered with numerous overlapping lava flows, many of which appear to have originated along the sides of the volcano rather than from its double summit. This type of eruption is common of large shield volcanoes on Earth, such as those found in Hawaii. Color was artificially added to this image and is based on the colors that the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft observed in the 1970s.

Credit: Welcome to the Planets

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