On Wednesday, October 03, 2001 9:51 AM Mike Lorrey firstname.lastname@example.org
> If moons were not so important, Venus would have beaten us in the
> civilization game. Venus was once in a cool greenhouse stage earlier
> than earth was, and if earth did not have its atmosphere and lithosphere
> stripped by planetesimal impact and resultant sequestration of 98% of
> its atmosphere, the Earth would be just like Venus right now.
I've heard this view mentioned before. Does anyone know of any articles in
the scientific literature on it? I'd like to read more about it.
Thanks in advance!
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