Small, but powerful

August 12, 2015

 

Earth’s atmosphere is about 100 times less massive than Venus’ atmosphere. This gave rise to the idea that Earth had a more massive atmosphere, which got then depleted by impacts. This Astrobite discusses what would have been the optimal impactor size. Click here to read the article on astrobites.org.

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University of Heidelberg,

Germany

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