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Image of the Day: Mars' Valles Marineris --Evidence of Plate Tectonics, A Key to Life

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Today's image shows the central segment of Mars' huge Valles Marineris canyon system, which may hold evidence of active plate tectonics. For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system...

"Life Bearing Alien Planets Will be Geologically Active with Volcanoes & Plate Tectonics"

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

According to scientitsts at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, habitable worlds are most likely found on large, rocky planets that are up to ten times the size of Earth and contain plate tectonics. Plate tectonics play...

LPSC 2014: Plate tectonics on another world: Europa

Academics / Astronomy : Planetary Society Weblog

Simon Kattenhorn and Louise Prockter may finally have found subduction zones on Europa, which would it the only other place in the solar system besides Earth that is known to have active plate tectonics.

How did plate tectonics start on Earth?

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

12.11.2015: Our planet Earth is the only planet in the Solar System that possesses Plate Tectonics. The Earth's surface is in a constant state of change; the tectonic plates together with the oceans and continents continuously slide...

Mercury found to be tectonically active

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

Images acquired by NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft show geologic features that indicate Mercury is likely still contracting today, joining Earth as a tectonically active pl...

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