Open University discovers young volcanoes on Mercury



Bright deposits around a 400km line of explosive volcanic vents on Mercury, including the youngest known crater hosting explosive volcanism on the planet, Kuniyoshi, <1 billion years old. [Image data courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington]
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Kuniyoshi, a fresh crater on Mercury that is less than a billion years old, with volcanic vents in its rim and wall (white arrows). [Image data courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington]
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