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Preserving the Stress of Volcanic Uprise on Mars
Aug 14, 2017
An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.
Massive geographic change may have triggered explosion of animal life
Nov 3, 2014
A new paper suggests a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other changes that accompanied the apparent burst of life.
Stretching forces shaped Jupiter Moon's surface
Jul 17, 2014
Processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth.
Deep earth recycling of the oceanic floor
Jun 6, 2014
A recent study provides new insight into the temperature of deep Earth.