“Crucial for Life” –Ancient, Hidden Origin of Earth’s Plate Tectonics Unveiled

  Earth’s tectonic activity of some 15 moving plates may be crucial for life–and rare in our galaxy. The cycle of rigid tectonic plates in constant horizontal motion across the surface of the planet—makes Earth unique within the rocky planets of the solar system. Except, perhaps, for Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, regarded as perhaps one … Continue reading “Crucial for Life” –Ancient, Hidden Origin of Earth’s Plate Tectonics Unveiled