This is an example of Venus volcanism.
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Volcanism of Venus
The Magellan and VeneraThe surface of Venus is an example of the fact that there are many different kinds of volcanism besides the building of volcanic cones such as those found on Earth. Among the different kinds of volcanism exhibited by Venus are:
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