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Posts tagged tectonic plates

April 3, 2013

 

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Mars May Have Tectonic Plates

For years scientists thought only two planets in our solar system had tectonic plates. But, now, it looks like Mars is joining the club.

September 10, 2012

 

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How Do Scientists Predict When And Where A Volcano Will Erupt?

There are a few well known warning signs, such as earthquakes in the vicinity of a known volcano. And, of course, smoke rising from a volcano.

December 20, 2011

 

a sea shell found on a mountain top

Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

September 7, 2011

 

Three girls looking at an ocean exhibit at a zoo

How Hydrothermal Vents Support Bacteria, Worms And Other Creatures

Ocean floors are mysterious places. Thought to be empty because of pressure, temperature & lack of light, they're amazing scientists with an array of organisms.

June 9, 2010

 

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How The Earthquake In Chile Shortened Our Days

You may have heard that the earthquake in Chile caused our days to become a little shorter. How is this possible?

August 11, 2005

 

Sensing Tsunamis

The deep sea earthquake and resulting Tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004 was a natural disaster of epic proportions. There’s no way it could have been avoided, the tectonic plates that caused the quake had simply reached their breaking point. However, people living in India and Sri Lanka could have been alerted before the tsunami hit their communities. Sadly, there were no adequate warning systems in place. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004

 

Ice Quake!

Over a hundred quakes have happened in the last decade. But they didn't occur near fault lines. What were they near? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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