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A surprisingly geologically active Venus – evidence for recent volcanic and tectonic activity

Our neighboring planet Venus is often called Earth's "twin" due to similarities in size, mass, and chemical makeup, but it's also considered to be an unusual planet that scientists are still trying to understand. Whereas Earth's environment can host life, that of Venus is typically... click to read more

  • Anna J. P. Gülcher | PhD Student at Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on Jun 17, 2021
What the Earth’s ‘voice’ tells us about its underground architecture

What's under our feet? Our planet has layered internal structures – the central inner and outer cores covered by mantle, crust, and the ground on which you are standing. While these layers are mostly solid, the outer core is liquid since it's extremely hot (around 3000°C)... click to read more

  • Tim Stern | Professor at School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Simon Lamb | Assistant Professor at School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 25, 2021