The earth has had catastrophic volcanic eruptions: Vesuvius in 79 AD; Mount Pelee in 1902. However, the above incidents are considered less terrible than the recent volcanic eruptions on Venus.
“Evidence of currently active volcanoes on Venus was published earlier this year with unexplained warming of areas believed to contain only ancient volcanoes.
Although large-scale images of Venus were taken with radar, thick clouds of sulfuric acid prevent optical images from being acquired. However, an artist apparently recreated an erupting volcano on Venus, ”NASA explained.
In the image, we can see a giant beam coming from an erupting volcano, while a vast lava field covers the surface of the planet. Venus has a scorching surface temperature of around 465 degrees C, hot enough to even melt lead.
Early studies indicate that volcanoes can play a key role in the life cycle of Venus.
“Volcanoes could play an important role in the life cycle of Venus because they can push chemicals into the cooler upper atmosphere, where microbes can float,” NASA added. .
The image came shortly after scientists discovered signs of life on Venus.
Earlier, an international team of astronomers, led by Cardiff University, had discovered a rare molecule called phosphine in the clouds of Venus.