Volcanoes of Venus - John Seach


Venus contains 1738 volcanic features. There are 168 large volcanoes, 289 intermediate volcanoes, and probably hundreds of thousands small volcanoes on Venus.

There are no active volcanoes identified on Venus, but the European Space Agency detected variable sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere in 2008. Further observations will determine if this is caused by active volcanoes, or other atmospheric processes.

Listed below are some of the main volcanic features on Venus.

Large Volcanoes
Intermediate Volcanoes
Fluted or Modified Volcanic Domes
Radial Flow Volcanoes
Steep-Sided Domes
Small Shield Volcanoes

Lava Channels
Lava Flow Fields
Radial Fracture Centres