DOI: 10.1029/2004je002394
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Abstract: [1] In this study we investigate the relationship between the local elastic lithospheric thickness and the relative ages of coronae on Venus in an attempt to further understand corona and chasmata formation/evolution. We use Magellan gravity and topography data to estimate the elastic lithospheric thickness in the vicinity of coronae associated with chasmata. The relative timing of corona formation with respect to chasmata formation is classified using superposition relationships between fractures and flows a…

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