Venus and Earth have remarkably different surface conditions, yet the lithospheric thickness and heat flow on Venus may be Earth-like. This finding supports a tectonic regime with limited surface mobility and dominated by intrusive magmatism.
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Lourenço, D.L. Estranged planetary twins. Nat. Geosci. 16, 2–3 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-01104-z