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Earth’s shell heated up, expanded, and cracked, creating tectonic plates
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Earth’s shell heated up, expanded, and cracked, creating tectonic plates

The Earth's shells could, safely, withstand about one km of thermal expansion but the additional expansion lead to the fractures.

The African continent is splitting into two sections but there's no need to worry
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The African continent is splitting into two sections but there's no need to worry

Movement of tectonic plates takes millions of years, will eventually lead to an African island.

Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon
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Shrinking Moon: Sporadic quakes from tectonic activity has left wrinkles on the Moon

The delicately-shrivelled exterior seen by NASA’s Orbiter suggests gradually cooling of the interior.

The next big Himalayan quakes: Doon Valley, Northwestern ranges stand vulnerable
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The next big Himalayan quakes: Doon Valley, Northwestern ranges stand vulnerable

Sediment-filled valleys, like Dehradun, are expected to see more damaging future events, quakes.

Big quakes systematically trigger others in the Earth's other hemisphere: Study
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Big quakes systematically trigger others in the Earth's other hemisphere: Study

The findings help scientists better conduct earthquake forecasting and risk assessments.

What makes planets 'habitable' questioned, widening prospects of finding others
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What makes planets 'habitable' questioned, widening prospects of finding others

Earth's volcanoes are found at the border of tectonic plates, which scientists believed were necessary for life.

Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life
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Europa may have tectonic plates similar to Earth, increasing the chances of the Jovian moon harbouring life

The findings bolster earlier studies of Europa's surface geology that found regions where the moon's ice shell looks to be expanding like Earth.

Quakes occur on moon? That's what study by Indian geology professor has revealed
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Quakes occur on moon? That's what study by Indian geology professor has revealed

Similar to earth, tectonic plate movement also occur on moon which causes quakes, a study has revealed.

New discovery: Mars has plate tectonics just like Earth
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New discovery: Mars has plate tectonics just like Earth

The phenomenon of plate tectonics, previously thought to exist only on Earth also occurs beneath the surface of Mars, a scientist has claimed.

New discovery: Mars has plate tectonics just like Earth
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New discovery: Mars has plate tectonics just like Earth

The phenomenon of plate tectonics, previously thought to exist only on Earth also occurs beneath the surface of Mars, a scientist has claimed.