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Impact basins on Venus and some interplanetary comparisonsImpact is one of the many processes that have shaped the surface of Venus. The largest impact craters, basins, are important features affecting the evolution of the terrestrial planets. Because Venus has an atmosphere, a gravity similar to Earth's, and a surface target with a high geothermal gradient, venusian basins provide an important comparative set of data to test our ideas about basin-forming impacts and their geological effects on the evolution of the crusts of the terrestrial planets.
Document ID
19940016312
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Spudis, Paul D. (Lunar and Planetary Inst. Houston, TX, United States)
Sharpton, Virgil L. (Lunar and Planetary Inst. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Twenty-Fourth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Part 3: N-Z
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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