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Ask Dr. Universe: Are there volcanoes on other planets?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The answer to your question takes us out into our solar system and deep below the surfaces of other moons and planets.

Dr-U-in-spaceIt also takes us to the tallest building here at Washington State University Pullman. That’s where I met up with my friend Katie Cooper, a geologist who studies Earth and objects beyond its atmosphere.

“The largest volcano in our solar system we’ve found so far is actually not on Earth. It’s on Mars,” she said. “It’s called Olympus Mons and it’s much, much larger than any volcano we have on the Earth.”

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/11/15/volcanoes-on-other-planets/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

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