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.
This is page 8 of 20
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, ranging from seismology
, rocks and minerals
, and Earth system science