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Habitability, Geodynamics, and the Case for Venus

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dc.contributor.author Smrekar, Suzanne E.
dc.contributor.author Andrews-Hanna, Jeffrey C.
dc.contributor.author Breuer, Doris
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Paul
dc.contributor.author Buczkowski, Debra L.
dc.contributor.author Campbell, Bruce A.
dc.contributor.author Davaille, A.
dc.contributor.author Dyar, M. Darby (Melinda Darby)
dc.contributor.author Di Achille, G.
dc.contributor.author Fassett, Caleb
dc.contributor.author Gilmore, Martha S.
dc.contributor.author Grimm, Robert E.
dc.contributor.author Helbert, Jorn
dc.contributor.author Hensley, Scott
dc.contributor.author Herrick, Robert R.
dc.contributor.author Iess, Luciano
dc.contributor.author Jozwiak, Lauren
dc.contributor.author Katiaria, Tiffany
dc.contributor.author Mastrogiuseppe, Marco
dc.contributor.author Mazarico, Erwan
dc.contributor.author Mueller, Nils
dc.contributor.author Nunes, Daniel
dc.contributor.author O'Rourke, Joseph
dc.contributor.author McGovern, Patrick J. (Geophysicist)
dc.contributor.author Raguso, Maria
dc.contributor.author Stock, Joann
dc.contributor.author Tsang, Constantine
dc.contributor.author Widemann, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Whitten, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Widemann, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Zebker, Howard
dc.coverage.spatial Venus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-23T18:33:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-23T18:33:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11753/1695
dc.description.abstract Although supremely unhospitable to life today, Venus’s geodynamic similarities to Earth provide the ultimate control case for understanding rocky planet evolution and habitability. It very likely had past long-term surface water, as well as a dynamo. Tectonism and volcanism, with associated outgassing, likely persist today. A majority of rocky Earth-sized exoplanets lie in the high insolation “Venus-zone”. The ultimate question is are any of them habitable? en
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Primary author: Suzanne Smrekar Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA ; Co-authors: Jeff Andrews-Hanna (U.AZ), Doris Breuer (DLR Berlin), Paul Byrne (NCSU), Debra Buczkowski (JHU/APL), Bruce Campbell (Nat. Air Space Museum), A. Davaille (CNRS/U. Paris-Saclay), Darby Dyar (Mt. Holyoke/PSI), G. Di Achille (INAF/Astro Obs. Teramo), Caleb Fassett (Marshall), Martha Gilmore (Wesleyan), Robert Grimm (SWRI), Jorn Helbert (DLR Berlin), Scott Hensley (JPL), Robert Herrick (U. Alaska), Luciano Iess (U.Roma), Lauren Jozwiak (JHU/APL), Tiffany Katiaria (JPL), Marco Mastrogiuseppe (U. Roma), Erwan Mazarico (Goddard), Nils Mueller (DLR Berlin), Daniel Nunes (JPL), Joseph O'Rourke (ASU); Patrick McGovern (LPI), Maria Raguso (Caltech), Joann Stock (Caltech), Constantine Tsang (SwRI), Thomas Widemann (Obs. Paris), Jennifer Whitten (Tulane), Thomas Widemann (LESIA), Howard Zebker (Stanford)
dc.format.extent 7 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 2444
dc.subject Venus (Planet)--Exploration en
dc.title Habitability, Geodynamics, and the Case for Venus en
dc.type Working Paper en


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