Source: Image Credit: NASA/Lora Bleacher (left) NASA/JPL (right)
Published: June 9, 2021

Shield volcanoes like Sif Mons, the low mountain near the right-hand horizon in this computer-generated image of Venus, are common on planets and moons throughout our solar system. Planetary volcanologists test scientific hypotheses about how volcanoes form at sites like Aden Crater, a shield volcano in New Mexico.

The two prominent Venusian mountains shown here are about 750 kilometers, or 453 miles, apart.

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