This animation shows the rising of a plume from the interior of a planet which causes an effect on the surface.
Here is an example of a rising blob of material taken from the geology of the Earth, Mars, and Venus. This blob is called a "plume" and is bigger and more powerful than what scientists call a diapir.
Leave the tour and read about the pits and domes of Venus using the link at the bottom of the page.
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