The Volcano Planet LHS 3844b

The volcano planet LHS 3844b might be filled with active volcanoes covering half its surface, forming a glowing red alien world.

Like the volcano planet Mustafar from Star Wars, half of the exoplanet 3844b could be covered in active volcanoes. This planet, discovered in 2019, could be the first world we know, outside the solar system, to have plate tectonics, which guides much of geology on our own world.

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