Yin explains: Earth has a very broken egg shell, so itssurface has many plates; Mars’ is slightly broken and may be on theway to becoming very broken, except its pace is very slow Buy Fifa 14 Coins due toits small size and, thus, less thermal energy to drive it, Yinsaid. This may be the reason Mars has fewer plates than onEarth.
It highlights one of the wonderful things about Mars: Buy Fifa 14 Coins we keepfinding out how little we know about it.
First it turned out that Martians hadn’t builtcanals across the surface (and that if we thought Martianswould be mutlicellular, we were dead wrong). Then, when it seemedthat Mars was a barren, dry desert of a planet, we found water — lotsof it. And now, despite the evidence to the contrary (lack ofmagnetosphere, dead volcanoes) it seems that the core of the planetmight still have enough energy to power some rudimentary platetectonics.
Yin plans to research the hypothesis further. But if Buy Fifa 14 Coins he iscorrect it could mean that Mars-quakes are a theoretical risk forany future human explorers of the red planet. He also notes thatthis is the only evidence of plate tectonic activity he’s been ableto find from photos of Mars, so whether the phenomenon isplanet-wide is unclear.
In the meantime, he has produced a video outlining Buy Fifa 14 Coins some of the reasons he believesMars is a more geologically active planet than we may have assumeduntil now.