lithosphere

Eggshell Planets Have a Thin Brittle Crust and No Mountains or Tectonics

Planets without plate tectonics are unlikely to be habitable. But currently, we've never seen the surface of an exoplanet to…

6 months ago

What Cracked the Earth’s Outer Shell and Started its Plate Tectonics?

Earth's lithosphere is made up of seven large tectonic plates and a number of smaller ones. The theory of plate…

2 years ago

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Volcanic eruptions are driven by a combination of mechanisms, which include pressure and heat in the Earth's mantle, as well…

6 years ago

What are the Earth’s Layers?

There is more to the Earth than what we can see on the surface. In fact, if you were able…

6 years ago

What Is Lithosphere

[/caption] Every rocky planet has a lithosphere, but what is lithosphere? It is the rigid outermost shell of a rocky…

12 years ago

Continental Crust

The crust is the top layer of the Earth's Surface. Did you know that there are 2 types, though? One…

13 years ago