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Volcanoes of Venus

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

Among the volcanoes of Venus are Sif Mons (shown here with a lava plain) and Gula Mons on Western Eistla Regio, Rhea Mons and Theia Mons on Beta Regio, Eve on Alpha Regio, Sacajawea and Colette on Ishtar Terra, Sapas Mons, Maat Mons, and Ozza Mons on Atla Regio. The large number of volcanoes suggests that Venus is, or at least was very active at one time.

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


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