Comparison of Planetary Surfaces

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Comparison of Planetary Surfaces heavily cratered {scars from the heavy bombardment} some volcanic plains Venus volcanoes and bizarre bulges Mars volcanoes and canyons apparently dry riverbeds {evidence for running water?} Earth all of the above plus liquid water and life Major geological processes that shape planetary surfaces:
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Unformatted text preview: impact cratering: excavation of surface by asteroids or comets striking the planet volcanism: eruption of lava from interior tectonics: disruption of lithosphere by internal stresses erosion: wearing down by wind, water, ice...
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