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Tag: plate tectonics

Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?

The cooling of Earth’s mantle via plate tectonics increased the amount of phosphorus in the…

New insight into Earth’s crust, mantle and outer core interactions

Researchers have confirmed a correlation between the movement of plate tectonics on the Earth's surface,…

Geoscientists suggest ‘snowball Earth’ resulted from plate tectonics

About 700 million years ago, the Earth experienced unusual episodes of global cooling that geologists…

STUDY PROPOSES LINK BETWEEN FORMATION OF SUPERCONTINENTS, STRENGTH OF OCEAN TIDES

The cyclic strengthening and weakening of ocean tides over tens of millions of years is…

Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa

New evidence suggests that the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa may have plate tectonics…

Are Plate Tectonics Key To Life? Maybe Not.

Earth's early crust may have been sluggish when life formed.

Extreme Phosphorus Scarcity and its Grip on Ancient Life

A new study reveals billions of years of nutrient limitation in the early ocean.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Garnet Planets Be Habitable?

Astronomers and geoscientists have joined forces to study the mix of elements in exoplanet host…

Earth's mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics

New clues challenge a long-held notion of what moves what deep under the sea.

Volcanoes tied to shifts in Earth's climate over millions of years

A new study reveals that volcanic activity may be responsible for climatic shifts from hot…