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Four volcanic hotspots in the Solar System

By Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham
Evidence for current volcanic activity on the planet Venus has recently made the news. But Venus is far from the only world beyond Earth to exhibit signs of volcanic activity.

In fact, having volcanic activity (volcanism) on planets is quite common. Here are four worlds which boast active volcanoes, from Mars to the far flung reaches of the outer Solar System.

1. Mars

Active volcanoes on Mars have not been directly observed, however, signs of volcanism are abundant…The Conversation

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