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Volcanoes of Venus

Venus has a number of shield volcanoes such as those found on Earth.

Two of the big volcanoes of Venus are Sif Mons (shown here with a lava plain) and Sacajawea.

Sif is named after a Nordic goddess and Sacajawea is named after a Native American female explorer.


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