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Tectonic history of the terrestrial planets

Tectonic history of the terrestrial planets

final report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Published by Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Cambridge, MA, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geological faults,
  • Mars volcanoes,
  • Mathematical models,
  • Planetary evolution,
  • Planetary geology,
  • Planetary surfaces,
  • Tectonics,
  • Terrestrial planets,
  • Venus (Planet),
  • Volcanoes

  • Edition Notes

    StatementSean C. Solomon, principal investigator.
    Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA CR-195696.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17792195M
    OCLC/WorldCa32076483

    tion of the thermal history of a planet. We explore the evolution in tectonic regime for the terrestrial planets and a number of Jovian moons. 2. Theory Driving forces Stagnant lid convection takes the form of drips from the viscous region of the lower lithosphere. This vis-cously deforming regions constitutes the “rheological”. Evolution of Terrestrial Planet Surfaces: The evolution of a planetary surface is dominated by the following processes: impact cratering tectonic activity erosion. Note that this list is also in temporal order since impact cratering occurs first, followed by tectonic activity and then erosion.

    Earth: An Intimate History is at its heart a travelogue of some the most interesting geological sights from around the world. Fortey offers a wonderfully multi-layered narrative of local history, geology, and cultural perspectives into an interesting /5.   Earth, as far as we know. Our solar system contains four terrestrial planets and numerous terrestrial-like moons. Do any of these planets or moons display the consequences of plate tectonics? Planetary geologists, who have studied images of these planets taken through telescopes or from exploratory satellites, say no. The Earth appears to be the only body in the .

    The only terrestrial planet whose surface is divided into tectonic plates. Moon. The only body in the universe besides Earth humans have set foot on. The Terrestrial Planets, The Gas Giant Planets, Small Bodies in the bradybarber. Wordly Wise Book 8 Lesson 19 17 Terms. bradybarber. THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH The Gas Giant. Peer-Reviewed Publications Bold=current member, +=Co-Investigator, ^=Collaborator, *=Student or Postdoctorate *Eguchi, J., *Seales, J., & +Dasgupta, R. (). Great Oxidation and Lomagundi events linked by deep cycling and increased degassing of carbon.


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The style and evolution of tectonics on the terrestrial planets differ substantially. The style is related to the thickness of the lithosphere and to whether the lithosphere is divided into distinct, mobile plates that can be recycled into the mantle, as on Earth, or is a single spherical shell, as on the moon, Mars, and Mercury.

The evolution of a planetary lithosphere. 2 This is a final summary report of research conducted under NASA Grant NSG, "Tectonic History of the Terrestrial Planets."Research support under this grant was provided incrementally over a year period, from October 1, through Septem Over its duration, this grant has supported the research, on behalf of the NASA program in.

Introduction. Geologists have long debated the timing of the onset of plate tectonics on Earth (e.g. O’Neill et al. (b); and see Condie and Pearse (), and papers within).There has been a consensus that as Earth cools, tectonic activity will wane and eventually Earth will settle into a cold, stagnant-lid regime, similar to Mars today (e.g.

Nimmo and Stevenson,Cited by: Improved understanding of the tectonic evolution of Venus will permit an evaluation of the relative roles of planetary size and chemistry in determining evolutionary style.

Earth, much of the evolution of the smaller terrestrial planets was concen- trated into the first half of the history of the solar system (1). This article dis. Facts about Terrestrial Planets for Kids: Of all of the terrestrial planets, Earth is the densest and Mars is the second densest.

Mars has the largest mountain in the solar system called Olympus Mons. Earth has constantly moving and shifting tectonic plates that have given our planet one of the most diverse surfaces than any other planet.

Formation of the Planets. Mercury. Introduction General Surface Characteristics Craters and Basins Major Surface Units Tectonics Surface History and Thermal Evolution Discussion Acknowledgements.

Venus. Introduction Early Telescopic Observations Orbital and Rotational Motion Earth-Based Radar Observations of the Surface Spacecraft. Plate tectonics is largely controlled by the buoyancy distribution in oceanic lithosphere, which correlates well with the lithospheric age.

Buoyancy also depends on compositional layering resulting from pressure release partial melting under mid-ocean ridges, and this process is sensitive to pressure and temperature conditions which vary strongly Cited by: The habitability of terrestrial planets and life developed on other planetary bodies in the Solar System are discussed.

Europa is likely to have an internal, liquid water ocean that may be. Bird, P. () Tectonics of the terrestrial planets, in: M. Kivelson (Ed.), The Solar System: Observations and Interpretations, Rubey Volume 4, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, e geologic events are not reproducible, the unraveling of past tectonic events is always difficult and controversial.

Get this from a library. Tectonic history of the terrestrial planets: final technical report to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

[United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. The style and evolution of tectonics on the terrestrial planets differ substantially.

The style is related to the thickness of the lithosphere and to whether the lithosphere is divided into distinct, mobile plates that can be recycled into the mantle, as on Earth, or is a single spherical shell, as on the moon, Mars, and by: A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or the Solar System, the terrestrial planets are the inner planets closest to the Sun, i.e.

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and terms "terrestrial planet" and "telluric planet" are derived from Latin words for Earth (Terra and Tellus), as these planets are, in terms of. The geology of solar terrestrial planets mainly deals with the geological aspects of the four terrestrial planets of the Solar System – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars – and one terrestrial dwarf planet: is the only terrestrial planet known to have an active hydrosphere.

Terrestrial planets are substantially different from the giant planets, which might not have solid. For each, specific predictions of observable features are indicated; next the evidence on the terrestrial planets is reviewed and related to the models.

There appears to be an excellent inverse correlation of tectonic activity with lithosphere thickness, which is in turn controlled by radius, age, and atmosphere.

Tectonism is the faulting or folding or other deformation of the outer layer of a planet. It happens very slowly, on the scale of millions of years. Tectonic activity is caused by heat loss; all the terrestrial planets passed through a molten (or nearly molten) stage early in their development and they have been cooling ever since.

The Geology of the Terrestrial Planets Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Unknown Binding, January 1, "Please retry" — — $ The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Manufacturer: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C.,   Such planets have common surface features, which include canyons, craters, mountains, volcanoes, and other similar structures, depending on the presence of water and tectonic activity.

Terrestrial. The book contains methods for mapping and analyzing planetary tectonic features and is illustrated with many diagrams and spectacular images.

Planetary Tectonics, which is extensively referenced, provides a springboard to other sources of information, and is an essential reference for researchers and students alike.

Tectonic and Thermal Evolution of Venus and the Role of Volatiles: Implications for Understanding the Terrestrial Planets Suzanne E. Smrekar Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, by: Instead, eighty percent of the surface of Venus is covered in basaltic lava flows that are all the same age.

These findings indicate that Venus' surface is geologically young. Estimates range from to million years old, older than most surface regions of the Earth, but still relatively young compared to the other terrestrial planets.

Terrestrial planets can have canyons, craters, mountains, volcanoes, and other surface structures, depending on the presence of water and tectonic activity. Terrestrial planets have secondary atmospheres, got from volcanism, meteorites, and photosynthesis.Argon degassing from the mantle during volcanism places an important constraint on the tectonic evolution of a planet through time.

While Earth has degassed approximately 50% of the 40Ar produced over its history, Venus has only degassed ~24%. Here we explore the effect of tectonic style on 40Ar degassing using numerical models of mantle by: 6.Probes that went into orbit around Mars in the s discovered many intriguing geological features.

Photos showed not only ancient, heavily cratered areas, but also younger, sparsely cratered regions. People saw an alien landscape that included canyons and landslides, vast fields of sand dunes, and enormous young volcanoes.

Many of the features were strikingly Earth .