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This is an image of a Venusian volcanic dome.
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Venus Crowns

On Venus, domes can sometimes rise up and then collapse. Fallen domes are called "crowns". Crowns are part of the volcanic activity of Venus.

Other kinds of domes on Venus are:

  • pancakedomes (shown here)
  • ticks


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