Tag: plate tectonics

Scientists Calculated Temperature Inside Moon to Reveal its Inner Structure

Scientists Calculated Temperature Inside Moon to Reveal its Inner Structure

Humanity has taken a massive step in its quest to unravel the secrets of the inner structure of the moon. Despite all the technological advancements in the field of astronomy, scientists have failed to extract much information about the inner structure of the natural satellite of our planet. Ananya Mallik, a URI Assistant Professor of…

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Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Tectonics in the Tropics Trigger the Ice Ages on Earth

Scientists have figured out the likely trigger for the three ice ages, which occurred in the last 540 million years. The term ‘Ice Age’ refers to a period during which global temperatures fall drastically to produce extensive glaciers and ice sheets that stretch well beyond their polar caps. According to a recent study, tectonics in…

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The Oldest-Known Earth Rock was found on the Moon

The Oldest-Known Earth Rock was found on the Moon

The sample returned by Apollo 14, 48 years ago, contains the oldest Earth Rock discovered till date. Where would you look for the oldest Earth rock? Probably in the ocean or somewhere underground. As it turns out, the oldest Earth rock was found on the Moon! Yes, you heard it right. An international group of…

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Europa has some Unusual Spikes on its Surface

Europa has some Unusual Spikes on its Surface

50-meter high structures of ice await spacecraft that want to land on the surface of Europa. Despite being the 6th largest moon of our solar system, Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter. The name of this moon came from Europa, the legendary mother of King Minos of Crete. It was…

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Plate Tectonics not needed for Sustaining Life

Plate Tectonics not needed for Sustaining Life

Latest research clearly signifies that the presence and quantity of heat-producing elements is a much better indicator to judge a planet’s potential to sustain life than the tectonic plates. The climate of Earth is becoming more and more hostile towards life and experts are worried that we need to find an alternative habitat for humanity…

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