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Lunar Exploration as a Probe of Ancient Venus.

  title={Lunar Exploration as a Probe of Ancient Venus.},
  author={S. H. C. Cabot and G. Laughlin},
  journal={arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics},
  • S. H. C. Cabot, G. Laughlin
  • Published 2020
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
  • An ancient Venusian rock could constrain that planet's history, and reveal the past existence of oceans. Such samples may persist on the Moon, which lacks an atmosphere and significant geological activity. We demonstrate that if Venus' atmosphere was at any point thin and similar to Earth's, then asteroid impacts transferred potentially detectable amounts of Venusian surface material to the Lunar regolith. Venus experiences an enhanced flux relative to Earth of asteroid collisions that eject… CONTINUE READING

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