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Where are there active volcanoes in the solar system?

Where are there active volcanoes in the solar system?

There are volcanoes all around our solar system. But only a few places besides Earth—like some of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune—have active ones today. Use the Space Volcano Explorer to learn more about our solar system’s many volcanoes.

Are there active volcanoes on other planets?

Based upon observations from Earth and from space vehicles, only four bodies in the solar system have confirmed volcanic activity. These are 1) Earth; 2) Io, a moon of Jupiter; 3) Triton, a moon of Neptune; and, 4) Enceladus, a moon of Saturn.

Which Solar System bodies have volcanoes?

Currently, there there are 4 known bodies of our Solar System with still active volcanic activity: Mars, Venus and the Jupiter moon Europa might still have volcanic activity as well, but there have been no direct observations of eruptions as evidence so far.

Where are the most active volcanoes in the Solar System?

Geyser on Enceladus: A color-enhanced view of cryovolcanic activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. These geysers regularly blast out plumes composed mainly of water vapor with minor amounts of nitrogen, methane, and carbon dioxide.

Are there any volcanoes in space besides Earth?

Space Volcano Explorer. Not only did Io have volcanoes—they were active! This was the first time an erupting volcano had been found anywhere besides Earth. There are volcanoes all around our solar system. But only a few places besides Earth—like some of the moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune—have active ones today.

Are there any planets that are still active volcanism?

Small planets or moons, like Mercury and our Moon, have cooled to the point that they are no longer hot enough to melt rock. Larger planets, like Earth and Venus, are still hot and still have active volcanism. Some small moons, like Io, have active volcanism because of tidal heating.