Awesome Volcanoes

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by ThatLibraryLady

Olympus Mons

The biggest volcano on earth is Mauna Loa in Hawaii but the biggest in the solar system is actually found on Mars, its name is Olympus Mons.

The object with the most volcanic activity in our solar system is Io, one of Jupiter’s moons. Covered in volcanoes, its surface is constantly changing to the large amount of volcanic activity.

 

Find out more about volcanoes on Earth:

Volcanoes and volcanic eruptions from Geology.com

The U.S. Geological Society interactive volcano map

BBC video clips about volcanoes

Online science databases and e-books

Book, video, and audio list

 

Find out more about volcanoes in our solar system:

 

Volcanoes on other planets from Savage Earth: out of the inferno: volcanoes, a program presented on PBS by Thirteen/WNET

Active volcanoes in our solar system from Geology.com

Online science databases and e-books

Book, video, and audio list

 

Image: The Giant Martian Volcano Olympus Mons, In Cloud. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 2 Apr 2013.

 

 

Tagged: Mars, Planetary volcanoes, Solar system, Volcanoes, Science and Technology, Astronomy, Volcanoes

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