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A '''volcano''' is a point on a moon or planet's surface where the hot material from the interior of the body erupts onto the surface. Volcanos have been discovered on planets such as Venus, Earth, and Mars. Several moons also show signs of volcanism.
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A '''volcano''' is a point on a moon or planet's surface where the hot material from the interior of the body erupts onto the surface. Volcanos have been discovered on planets such as Venus, Earth, and Mars. Several moons also show signs of volcanism.<!-- Which moons? -->
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==Types of Volcano==
  
== Types of Volcano ==
 
 
*[[shield volcano]]
 
*[[shield volcano]]
 
*[[rift volcano]]
 
*[[rift volcano]]
  
== Volcanos on Mars ==
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==Volcanos on Mars==
 
The [[Tharsis]] region contains a number of extinct volcanos. Notable examples include [[Olympus Mons]], [[Ascraeus Mons]], [[Pavonis Mons]], [[Arsia Mons]], and [[Alba Patera]].<br />
 
The [[Tharsis]] region contains a number of extinct volcanos. Notable examples include [[Olympus Mons]], [[Ascraeus Mons]], [[Pavonis Mons]], [[Arsia Mons]], and [[Alba Patera]].<br />
 
The [[lava tube|lava tubes]] of an extinct volcano may provide an ideal [[volcanic cave settlement|settlement location]].
 
The [[lava tube|lava tubes]] of an extinct volcano may provide an ideal [[volcanic cave settlement|settlement location]].
 
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Latest revision as of 15:10, 7 December 2019

A volcano is a point on a moon or planet's surface where the hot material from the interior of the body erupts onto the surface. Volcanos have been discovered on planets such as Venus, Earth, and Mars. Several moons also show signs of volcanism.

Types of Volcano

Volcanos on Mars

The Tharsis region contains a number of extinct volcanos. Notable examples include Olympus Mons, Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons, Arsia Mons, and Alba Patera.
The lava tubes of an extinct volcano may provide an ideal settlement location.

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