Scientists confirm existence of Earth’s largest volcano; is it the Solar System’s biggest?

Tamu Massif distinguishes itself among underwater volcanoes not only for its size, but also for its shape.

Scientists confirm existence of Earth’s largest volcano; is it the Solar System’s biggest?

Science Recorder | Jonathan Marker | Saturday, September 07, 2013

A September 5 news release from the University of Houston (UH) details the discovery and confirmation of the largest single volcano documented on Earth.  The finding is the result of a research team effort led by William Sager, a UH professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, who first began examining the inactive volcano - named Tamu Massif – two decades ago while a professor in the College of Geosciences at Texas A & M... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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