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Monster Martian Volcano Erupted Nonstop for 2 Billion Years

Monster Martian Volcano Erupted Nonstop for 2 Billion Years

We’ve never seen anything like that on Earth

That astronomical understatement came from Marc Caffee, professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University, who was describing the result of a new study which determined Mars once had a massive volcano that erupted continuously for 2 billion of the planet’s 4.5 billion-year history. Ironically, the key to this discovery was found not on Mars but on Earth.

Even though we’ve never had astronauts walk on Mars, we still have pieces of the Martian surface to study, thanks to…

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