John Huw Davies – ‘Venus collision’
‘Venus is made of the same stuff of Earth, but is bone-dry, hot enough to melt lead and has a chokingly thick atmosphere. It even spins backwards.
Astronomers have spent decades trying to explain Venus’ mysterious properties. Now one scientist thinks the planet’s formation may explain all: Two huge, protoplanetary bodies collided head-on and merged to form our planetary neighbor, but obliterated nearly all water in the process.
“The probability that two protoplanets collided to form Venus is not at all implausible,” said John Huw Davies, a geodynamicist at Cardiff University in the U.K. who developed the idea.’
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