Plate tectonics

Uranus' icy moon Miranda experiences intense resurfacing from tidal heating

A new study has revealed that the icy moon of Uranus, Miranda, has experienced an episode of intense resurfacing from tidal heating.

Sep 19, 2014, 18:34 PM IST

Earth`s crust movement not constant over time, shows study

In what could provide a new explanation for the speed of evolution and has implications for the interpretation of climate models, researchers have found that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth`s crust may not be constant over time.

Jun 15, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

Jigsaw puzzle of past supercontinent Gondwana solved

A new study has revealed the past position of the Australian, Antarctic and Indian tectonic plates, demonstrating how they formed the supercontinent Gondwana 165 million years ago.

Jul 05, 2013, 11:00 AM IST

Cause of congestion in Earth`s mantle revealed

Mineralogists of the Universities Jena and Bayreuth have provided explanation to why plate tectonics stagnate in some places.

Apr 01, 2013, 13:15 PM IST

Mars may have been inhabited by microorganisms: Study

All the ingredients that support life were present just below the surface of Mars for much of the red planet`s history, a new study has claimed.

Jan 21, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Hawaiian Islands `dissolving from within`

Oahu’s Koolau and Waianae mountains will be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying island like Midway someday.

Dec 22, 2012, 17:05 PM IST

Plate tectonics like on Earth also exist on Mars

Earlier most scientists thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system except on Earth.

Aug 10, 2012, 16:25 PM IST