Volcanoes on io io a moon of jupiter is the most volcanically active body in our solar system it has over 100 active volcanic centers many of which have multiple active vents eruptions recurrently resurface large parts of the moon. This was the first time an erupting volcano had been found anywhere besides earth there are volcanoes all around our solar system but only a few places besides earth like some of the moons of jupiter saturn and neptune have active ones today use the space volcano explorer to learn more about our solar systems many volcanoes. All the planets and moons known to have volcanoes olympus mons is the largest known volcano in the solar system it dwarfs anything on earth it is 16 miles 25km tall three times the . Mount olympus on mars is the largest known volcano in the entire solar system venus is dotted with thousands of volcanic features and io is the volcanically most active place in the system most of the knowledge of volcanic activity outside earth comes from recent space research using modern telescopes and space craft. Starting with earth volcanoes of the solar system takes the reader on a guided tour of the terrestrial planets and moons and their volcanic features lunar lava fields are seen through the eyes of the apollo astronauts and we are taken on an imaginary hike up the martian slopes of olympus mons the tallest volcano of the solar system
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