Explain the following terms related to VEnu

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Explain the following terms related to VEnus' surface features.

a) Rift Valley: ____________________

b) Shield Volcano: ______________________

c) Corona: ____________________

d) Complex Ridge Terrain/Tesserae: _________________________

Mar 21st, 2015

Rift Valley : A rift valley is a linear-shaped lowland between several highlands or mountain ranges created by the action of a geologic rift or fault.  A rift valley is formed on a divergent plate boundary, a crustal extension, a spreading apart of the surface, which is subsequently further deepened by the forces of erosion. 

Shield Volcano : A shield volcano is a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid lava flows. They are named for their large size and low profile, resembling a warrior's shield lying on the ground.

Corona: During a total solar eclipse the solar corona can be seen by the naked eye. A corona (crown)  is an aura of plasma that surrounds the sun and other celestial bodies. The Sun's corona extends millions of kilometres into space and is most easily seen during a total solar eclipse, but it is also observable with a cornograph,

Complex Ridge Terrain/Tesserae : Complex ridged terrain-related ridge belts on Venus

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