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We Just Found Out That Mercury Is Geologically Active

Our solar system is rife with geologic activity, from eruptive ice moons o mountainous dwarf planets . Still, Earth always held a special place in the hall of geologic fame. It was the only bonafide planet to exhibit tectonic and seismic activity—until now. Read more...
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