Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by ThatLibraryLady
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
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