Venus’ tectonic mystery: inconclusive evidence sparks ongoing research exploration

The evidence supporting Venus once having Earth-like plate tectonics is inconclusive. Some geological features on Venus suggest past tectonic activity, like large rift zones and fractures. However, the lack of definitive plate boundaries challenges the comparison to Earth. Venus’ current state of stagnant lid tectonics, where rigid plates do not subduct beneath one another, adds complexity to understanding its geological history. Ongoing research aims to unravel Venus’ tectonic evolution and its potential Earth-like past.

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