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Venus Tesserae: The importance of Venus tesserae and remaining open questions

Whitepaper #012 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: habitability and water; interior evolution and volcanism; Venus

Published onMar 18, 2021
Venus Tesserae: The importance of Venus tesserae and remaining open questions

Tesserae are some of the oldest terrains on Venus and may have formed during a period with substantially different climactic conditions than today, preserving a record of this more temperate climate. A landed mission to tesserae could address major science questions, constraining internal and surface conditions earlier in the planet’s history.


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