Tag: tectonic plates

NASA Recorded a Quake on Mars

NASA Recorded a Quake on Mars

In order to enhance their understanding about the interior of the red planet, scientists at NASA recorded a quake on Mars (for the first time) and the resulting audio is quite eerie. A quake on Mars is quite different from the earthquakes that we experience on our planet. On Earth, there are tectonic plates slipping…

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Mars Experienced Catastrophic Floods that Created Canyons on the Planet

Mars Experienced Catastrophic Floods that Created Canyons on the Planet

Massive Canyons, who have been there on Mars for 3.7 billion years, were finally detected by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of NASA. Often referred to as the ‘Red Planet’, Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and has features that make it a hybrid of Earth and Moon. Mars has the craters resembling the ones…

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Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

Life is quite possible on Water Worlds

The conditions for life surviving on planets, entirely covered in water, are more fluid than previously thought, opening up the possibility that water worlds could be habitable. Scientists thought that planets covered in a deep ocean would not support life assuming the absence of cycling of the minerals and gases keeping Earth’s climate stable. A…

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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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