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…

11 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…

7 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