Venus is lacking small impact craters.

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Venus is lacking small impact craters. It's surface only harbours medium sized and larger craters. What could be the cause of this? Explain

Mar 21st, 2015

Venus has a thick atmosphere. Small bodies entering this burn up before hitting the ground, due to compression of the atmosphere in front of the body heating up.

Larger bodies can still "punch a hole" through the atmosphere and remain intact before impact.

Contrast this with the moon, which is peppered with many small craters.

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