Illustration of Venus

iIlustration of the Large Quetzalpetlatl Corona

This illustration of the large Quetzalpetlatl Corona located in Venus’ southern hemisphere depicts active volcanism and a subduction zone, where the foreground crust plunges into the planet’s interior. A new study suggests coronae reveal locations where active geology is shaping Venus’ surface.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Peter Rubin