Dan McKenzie on What Venus Can Tell Us About the Earth

07.29.2020 - By Geology Bites By Oliver Strimpel

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Why look to another planet to reveal something new about the Earth?  Dan McKenzie describes an ingenious way of using the data sent back from the Magellan Venus orbiter to discover that Venus is covered with an elastic plate about 30 kilometers thick.   Explaining this very unexpected result revealed something extraordinary about the Earth.

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