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by NikolaAnicic007
27 Nov 2016 09:53
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
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Science and Astronomy Questions

What if Theia hit Venus instead of Earth?  As far as I know, a similar sized object did strike Venus, but at a steep angle. The impact slowed it's rotation, acting as a brake, effectively "killing" the planet. What if it didn't hit and became captured?  That's a bit of a hypothetical scen...
by NikolaAnicic007
27 Nov 2016 08:40
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1713
Views: 305965

Science and Astronomy Questions

Starlight Glimmer wrote:
What if Theia hit Venus instead of Earth? 

As far as I know, a similar sized object did strike Venus, but at a steep angle. The impact slowed it's rotation, acting as a brake, effectively "killing" the planet.