Astronomers Find Evidence of Ancient Volcano on Mars

A new look at Martian satellite imagery suggests there’s been another volcano the entire time.

Rebecca Jean T.
4 min readMay 3, 2024

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Image of Mars in space, surrounded by a black background.
Composite image of Mars taken by the Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. Credit: NASA.

Beyond a few rovers crawling over its surface and frequent dust storms, not much happens on the red planet next door. This is especially true when you compare it to Earth, which is constantly being reshaped by weather…

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Rebecca Jean T.

Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove newsletter and contributing writer for Aha! on Medium. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories.