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Scientists have discovered a 'giant' volcano on Mars

Published on March 20, 2024
Current Context: Scientists have recently discovered a colossal volcano on Mars, provisionally named the ‘Noctis Volcano.’
Scientists have discovered a 'giant' volcano on Mars
  • This gigantic volcano stands at approximately 29,600 feet tall and stretches 450 kilometers wide.
  • The volcano is located in the eastern part of Mars’ Tharsis volcanic province near the planet’s equator.
  • The discovery is significant as it points to an exciting new location to study Mars’ geologic evolution through time, search for life, and explore with robots and humans in the future.
  • The volcano’s gigantic size and complex modification history indicate that it has been active for a very long time.
  • Interestingly, the volcano had been hiding in plain sight for decades in one of Mars’ most iconic regions, at the boundary between the heavily fractured maze-like Noctis Labyrinthus and the monumental canyons of Valles Marineris.


Q.1 What is the provisional name of the recently discovered volcano on Mars?
a. Olympus Mons
b. Elysium Mons
c. Noctis Volcano
d. Tharsis Tholus
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