A team of scientists led by researcher Dr. Nataliya Bondarenko of the University of California, Santa Cruz in the USA has found evidence of what may be recent volcanic activity on Venus. Analyzing data from a past US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) space mission, the scientists evaluated heat being emitted by more than 1,000 volcanoes on the planet’s surface.
They spotted a lava flow in Venus’ northern hemisphere that appeared to be some 185 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than expected. This detection of heat not only signifies an eruption that is likely only decades old, it could mean that Venus overall is more geologically active than was previously understood.
What a fascinating discovery! Many thanks for these diligent observations, Dr. Bondarenko, colleagues and all others involved, as we look forward to hearing more about our sister planet and the mysteries she reveals. During an August 2009 videoconference with Supreme Master Television staff in Los Angeles, California, USA,
Supreme Master Ching Hai spoke of the history behind Venus’s volatility and how such insights are reminders of the need for humanity to be better stewards of our own planet Earth.