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Earth’s Tectonic Plates May Have Formed in a Vastly Different Process Than We Thought – ScienceAlert

How did Earth’s tectonic plates form? You’d think this would be an easy question to answer, considering we’re now trying to nail down the specifics of when it happened, and whether there’s tectonic activity on the Moon. But our knowledge on how this

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How did Earth’s tectonic plates form? You’d think this would be an easy question to answer, considering we’re now trying to nail down the specifics of when it happened, and whether there’s tectonic activity on the Moon. But our knowledge on how this planetary mechanism came to be is surprisingly scant.
Researchers from China, Hong Kong, and the United States have now put forward a new hypothesis one that, on face value, looks incredibly similar to an idea discredited decades ago, but now deserv…

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