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Planetary geomorphology


With the advent of the space age, planetary geomorphology has become a stand-alone discipline. This contribution provides a summary of the different processes that have been identified to form landscapes and landforms on planetary bodies in our Solar System, including rocky planets, icy planets and moons, dwarf planets, comets and asteroids. I highlight the insights these landforms have provided into the workings of these bodies and how what has been learnt in space has often taught us new lessons about the Earth. Finally, I conclude that despite the limitations imposed by remote sensing, planetary geomorphology has a bright future in planning future missions to explore our Solar System as well as understanding the data that will be returned.
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Susan J. Conway. Planetary geomorphology. T.P. Burt; A.S. Goudie; H.A. Viles. The History of the Study of Landforms or the Development of Geomorphology: Volume 5: Geomorphology in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century, 58, Geological Society of London, pp.395 - 414, 2022, GSL Memoirs, ⟨10.1144/M58-2021-33⟩. ⟨insu-03813767⟩
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