Why do volcanoes erupt on earth? Three sentence minimum response.
The tallest volcano in the Solar System is not on Earth
That is right, the tallest volcano in the Solar System is not on Earth at all, but on Mars. Olympus Mons, on Mars,
is a giant shield volcano that rises to an elevation of 27 km, and it measures 550 km across. Scientists think
that Olympus Mons was able to get so large because there aren’t any plate tectonics on Mars. A single hotspot was
able to bubble away for billions of years, building the volcano up bigger and bigger.