Comparison of Interiors of the terrestrial planets

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Comparison of Interiors of the terrestrial planets We can show a rough comparison of what we believe the interiors of the terrestrial planets look like: Heat Conduction from the terrestrial planets We can show diagrammatically in what proportions the rocky planets lose heat from their interiors. They can do this by Conteriors. They can do this by Conduction, volcanism and plate recycling: thus geological activity is intimitely tied in with the heat transfer from the insides of planets. (We include Io as it is one] of the few good examples of "pure" volcanism) :
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Unformatted text preview: For more details see Beatty and Chaikin Comparison of cratering on the terrestrial planets: Mercury - highly cratered, lunar-like Venus - cratered but lack of smallest craters and tendency to cluster medium-sized craters Earth - very little apparent cratering due to surface weathering and recycling Mars - lunar-like in places, but also areas where cartering is sparse and/or "filled-in" A ed-in" A...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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