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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Impact Origin of Archean Cratons

Impact Origin of Archean Cratons

Impact origin of archean cratons: Learning from Venus
PhysOrg, August 28, 2015

Hansen, V. L., 2015, Impact origin of Archean cratons
Lithosphere, October 2015, vol. 7, p0. 563-578, doi:10.1130/L371.1

a related paper is:

Ingle, S., and M. F. Coffin, 2004, Impact origin for the greater
Ontong Java Plateau?: Earth and Planetary Science Letters,
v. 218, p. 123–134, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(03) 00629-0.

PDF file at:
Also see


Hansen, V. L., 2006, Geologic constraints on crustal plateau
surface histories, Venus: The lava pond and bolide impact
hypotheses, Journal Geophysical Research. vol. 111,
E11010, 22 pp., doi:10.1029/2006JE002714.

PDF file at:

Another article about extraterrestrial impacts:

Meteorite Impacts on Early Oceans May Have Created
DNA Building Blocks, Sci-News, August 18, 2015,

Furukawa Y., H. Nakazawa, T. Sekine T. Kobayashi, and T. Kakegawa,
2015, Nucleobases and amino acids formation through impacts of
meteorites on the early ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
vol. 429, pp. 216–222.


Paul H.

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