15 Most Prominent Volcanoes On The Planets And Moons In Our Solar System

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11:00 am 20 Jul, 2015

1. Volcanoes on Mercury.

 

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University/Carnegie Institution of Washington

2. Maat Mons, the highest volcano on Venus.

 

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NASA/JPL

3. On Venus,   Idunn Mons is hotter than its surroundings.

 

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NASA/JPL/Caltech-ESA

4. The dark “maria” on the Moon are volcanic plains of Venus.

 

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Eckhard Slawik/SPL

5.   The Hortensius Domes on the Moon, like Mercury, our Moon was once volcanically active, but no longer.

 

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NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

6.   Olympus Mons on Mars is the largest known volcano in the solar system.

 

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NASA/SPL

7.   Olympus Mons top view.

 

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NASA

8. Io, one of the four large moons of Jupiter, the most volcanically active world in the solar system.

 

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NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

9.   A volcanic plume erupts from Io.


 

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NASA/SPL

10.   Titan orbits outside Saturn’s main rings.

 

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NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute/SPL

11. Doom Mons (“Mount Doom”) on Titan.

 

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NASA/JPL/CalTech/USGS/University of Arizona

12. A geyser erupts from Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

 

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NASA/SPL/Space Science Institute

13.   Neptune’s moon Triton.

 

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NASA

14. The volcanic landscape of Triton.

 

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NASA/JPL/Universities Space Research Association/Lunar & Planetary Institute

15.   Artist’s impression of ice volcanoes on Triton.

 

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Richard Bizley/SPL

Credit: BBC

 

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