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Evolution of Planetary surfaces

Evolution of Planetary surfaces

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The predominant surface modification processes of major solid solar system bodies are shown in this plot. Bodies closer to the origin have more craters, while bodies further away from the origin show more modification. Planet sizes have been rescaled to show surface detail. Scale is relative logarithmic. Image Credits: Mercury: NASA / JHUAPL / Gordan Ugarkovic Venus: NASA / JHUAPL / Carnegie / Gordan Ugarkovic Earth: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Gordan Ugarkovic Moon: Wikipedia commons Mars: ESA / MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSD / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA / color balance by Gordan Ugarkovic Io and Europa: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona Ganymede: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona / Gordan Ugarkovic Callisto: NASA / JPL / DLR Enceladus : NASA / JPL / Space Sciences Institute / Mike Malaska Titan: NASA / JPL / Space Sciences Institute / Gordan Ugarkovic Triton: NASA / JPL / Ted Stryk Composition and graphic by Mike Malaska

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