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Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin – Mirage News

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with…

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An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, have layering that seems consistent with volcanic activity. The finding could provide insights into the enigmatic planet’s geological history.
Tesserae are tectonically deformed regions on the surface of Venus that are often more elevated than the surrounding landscape. They comprise about 7% of the planet’s surface, and are always the oldest feature in their immediate surroundings, datin…

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