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Heat from earth's core could be underlying force in plate tectonics ... - Science Daily


For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research ...

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:41:07 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Italy avalanche: A cruel coincidence - BBC News


It has been loaded from both sides. Dr Richard Walters is affiliated to Britain's Nerc Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (Comet). He says preliminary models produced by his group and by geophysicists in Italy ...and more »

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:43:32 GMT | MORE DETAILS

'Garnet Planets' Would Be Hostile to Life - Space.com


Olivine versus garnet planets: planets whose stars have more silicon than magnesium would have a harder outer core that's less likely to exhibit plate tectonics. Here, a potential planet around the star Kepler 102, whose composition would be more like ...

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:37:00 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley - Phys.Org


By studying the interplay of sedimentation and tectonics, they have confirmed that rifting—the process by which the Earth's tectonic plates move apart—has occurred slowly in the lake's central basin over the past 1.3 million years, utilizing a series ...

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:43:21 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Charting the volcanic eruptions that are pushing our world apart - Popular Science


For the past 30 years, Devey has busied himself reading those billboards and hauling news of their movements to the surface, altering what we know about plate tectonics and how continents drift apart. Thousands of underwater volcanoes make up the ...

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:50:17 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Garnet Exoplanets Exist, But Can They Be Habitable? - Sci-News.com


“We want to better understand the diversity of small, rocky exoplanet composition and structure — how likely are they to have plate tectonics or magnetic fields?” Earth-sized planets have been found around many stars — but 'Earth-sized' does not ...

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:04:31 GMT | MORE DETAILS

The Dying Earth Will Display A Very Exotic Geology, Unfortunately Nobody Will Be There To Study It - Forbes


Plate tectonics, whitout enough water acting as lube in subduction zones, will stop. Without plate tectonics erosion will become the dominant factor shaping earth´s surface. The increased radiation of sun will modify the chemical composition of earth´s ...

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:54:08 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Fiji, Madagascar and Southern California: Earthquakes 12-18 ... - Decoded Science


This week was quiet in earthquake terms - but there were earthquakes to investigate in Fiji, Madagascar and Southern California.and more »

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:39:29 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Can garnet planets be habitable? - Phys.org - Phys.Org


What makes a rocky planet Earth-like? Astronomers and geoscientists have joined forces using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to study the mix ...

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:43:28 GMT | MORE DETAILS

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Can Garnet Planets Be Habitable? - Astrobiology Magazine (registration)


Artist rendition of interior compositions of planets around the stars Kepler 102 and Kepler 407. Image Credit: Robin Dienel, Carnegie DTM. What makes a rocky ...and more »

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 17:00:45 GMT | MORE DETAILS

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