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Authors

Robert Hill

Abstract

Venus has a nearly perfectly random distribution of craters on its surface. This implies that the Venusian surface is the same age. Astronomers have not found tectonic plates on Venus. How does the planet release its internal heat. One solution proposed by astronomers is lid tectonics. The Venusian surface is similar to one giant plate. This plate thickens over time from underplating. Astronomers have suggested that this lid eventually reaches a dynamically unstable situation and will quickly be pulled into the interior of the planet. The reasons for this idea will be explored and evaluated within a creationary history. The relationship between Venusian tectonics and catastrophic plate tectonics will be discussed.

Keywords

Venus, Tectonics, Subduction, Craters

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