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New Model Explains Venusian Land Forms

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March 9, 1998
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A new model of Venus, derived largely from the highly successful Magellan Mission early in this decade, shows that two of the planet's most predominant features, crustal plateaus and volcanic rises, were formed by a mechanism similar to hot spot plumes, a process still active on Earth today and evident in the Hawaiian Islands.

Because Earth and Venus have nearly the same size, scientists long have called them planetary twins.


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