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Origin and Evolution of the Venus-Adonis System: A Retrograde Gravitational Capture Model

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Abstract

The Earth is the only habitable planet that we know of at present. Thus, we naturally tend to define a habitable zone based on what we know about our planet. In most discussions of the concept of a “habitable zone”, the Earth’s Moon is not even mentioned. In this treatment, I am going to demonstrate that a large natural satellite can have a dramatic, really critical, effect on the habitability of a planet.

Keywords

Circular Orbit Terrestrial Planet Orbit Evolution Retrograde Orbit Heliocentric Orbit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geosciences DepartmentDenison UniversityGranvilleUSA

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