The geologically recent areas as one key target for identifying active volcanism on Venus.

Piero D'Incecco, Justin Filiberto, Ivan López Ruiz-Labranderas, Gabriel L. Eggers, Gaetano Di Achille, Goro Komatsu, Dmitry A. Gorinov, Carmelo Monaco, S. Aveni, Nicola Mari, Matthew Blackett, Marco Mastrogiuseppe, Marco Cardinale, Mayssa El Yazidi

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Abstract

The recently selected NASA VERITAS and DAVINCI missions, the ESA EnVision, the Roscosmos Venera-D will open a new era in the exploration of Venus. One of the key targets of the future orbiting and in-situ investigations of Venus is the identification of volcanically active areas on the planet. The study of the areas characterized by recent or ongoing volcano-tectonic activity can inform us on how volcanism and tectonism are currently evolving on Venus. Following this key target, the manuscript by Brossier et al. (2022) (https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL099765) extends the successful approach and methodology used by previous works to Ganis Chasma in Atla Regio. We comment here on the main results of the manuscript published by Brossier et al. (2022) (https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL099765) and discuss the important implications of their work for the future orbiting and in-situ investigation of Venus. Their results add further lines of evidence indicating possibly recent volcanism on Venus.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2022GL101813
Number of pages5
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume49
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2022

Keywords

  • Solar System
  • Venus
  • Volcanism
  • Geology
  • Spectroscopy

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