VOLCANOS ON THE PLANETS

Volcanos and volcanic plains are found on nearly all the planets and major satellites (and a few small satellites). Volcanos occur in a variety of morphologies that are related to their composition. Volcanos also occur on the icy satellites, where the lava flows are composed of water or ammonia-water mixtures. These stereo views were selected to highlight the similarities and differences in volcanic landforms on the planets. These stereo views were constructed from images obtained by astronauts onboard the space shuttle, or by spacecraft orbiting or passing each planet.

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Images should be viewed using red-blue stereo glasses.


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[  Jupiter  |   Saturn  |   Uranus  ]


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Venus

SITE: Pancake Domes
REGION: Eistla Regio
PLANET: Venus
FEATURES: Volcanic Domes
Impact Crater


Earth

SITE: Mount Fuji
REGION: Honshu, Japan
PLANET: Earth
FEATURES: Stratovolcanos
Calderas


Moon

SITE: Montes Haemus
REGION: Mare Serenitatis
SATELLITE: Moon
PLANET: Earth
FEATURES: Basin rim
Volcanic pits
Graben
Wrinkle ridges


Mars

SITE: Olympus Mons
REGION: Tharsis Montes
PLANET: Mars
FEATURES: Shield volcano
(Overview)


Jupiter

SITE: Isis
REGION: Osiris Region
SATELLITE: Ganymede
PLANET: Jupiter
FEATURES: Impact crater
Central pit
Caldera
Bright terrain


Saturn

REGION: Aeneas Region
SATELLITE: Dione
PLANET: Saturn
FEATURES: Impact craters
Smooth plains
Extensional faults


Uranus

SITE: Inverness Corona
REGION: Southern Hemisphere
SATELLITE: Miranda
PLANET: Saturn
FEATURES: Extensional faults
Lava flows
Impact craters

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Image processing by Paul Schenk, David Gwynn, and James Tutor, Lunar and Planetary Institute.


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