More about tectonics on large terrestrial planets

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More about tectonics on large terrestrial planets

Post by Lazarus on 16th October 2012, 3:01 pm

Terrestrial Planet Evolution in the Stagnant-Lid Regime: Size Effects and the Formation of Self-Destabilizing Crust
http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3838

I thought we had a thread on this kind of thing but apparently I missed it.

Seems that tectonics may be aided on super-Earths by the formation of eclogite from basalt. I hadn't heard of eclogite before.
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