The most accurate map of all volcanoes on Venus has appeared

Since the discovery of active volcanism on Venus several weeks ago, there has been interest in exploring the planet in

 has increased sharply recently.Planetary scientists Paul Byrne and Rebecca Hahn of the University of Washington have created the most comprehensive map of 85,000 volcanoes, according to a paper published in the journal JGR Planets.

“We came up with the idea of ​​compiling a globalcatalog because no one has done this before on this scale,” said study first author Rebecca Hahn, a graduate student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Washington, in a press release. The scientists used ArcGIS software.

The new map gives the most complete picture of the 85,000 volcanic structures on Venus. Credit: Rebecca Hahn, Washington University in St. Louis

New research includesan in-depth study of the locations of volcanoes, their accumulation patterns, and how their geographic distribution relates to planetary geophysical characteristics such as crustal thickness.

Mapping methodology used in the study. Photo: Khan and Brun, Washington University in St. Louis

Moreover, the new study offers the most complete picture to date of the volcanic characteristics of Venus, and perhaps the volcanism of any other planet.

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