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NASA discovers Mercury is a tectonically active planet

If you’d asked an astronomer to list all the tectonically active planets in the solar system in recent years, that list would include one planet: Earth. Today, we learn that there’s a second […]
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Technology : Vice: Motherboard

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Genres / Sci Fi : io9

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