The surface of Venus is geologically active
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The surface of Venus is geologically active

New study of the ‘hellish’ planet reveals tectonic activity, disproves solid lithosphere theory.

A 1,100 km-wide, false-color radar view of Lavinia Planitia, one of the lowland regions on Venus where the lithosphere has fragmented into blocks (purple) delineated by belts of tectonic structures (yellow). Image credit:NC State University based upon NASA/JCL imagery
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