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This book explains how it came to be that Venus and Earth, while very similar in chemical composition, zonation, size and heliocentric distance from the Sun, are very different in surface environmental conditions. It is argued here that these differences can be accounted for by planetoid capture processes and the subsequent evolution of the planet-satellite system. Venus captured a one-half moon-mass planetoid early in its history in the retrograde direction and underwent its “fatal attraction scenario” with its satellite (Adonis).  Earth, on the other hand, captured a moon-mass planetoid (Luna) early in its history in prograde orbit and underwent a benign estrangement scenario with its captured satellite.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2014
November 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
420
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer International Publishing
SELLER
Springer Nature B.V.
SIZE
18.4
MB