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Icy Jupiter moon shows tectonic activity

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Icy Jupiter moon shows tectonic activity

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A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) reveals Ganymede, an icy moon of Jupiter, appears to have undergone complex periods of geologic activity, specifically strike-slip tectonism, as is seen in Earth’s San Andreas fault. This is the first study to exhaustively consider the role of strike-slip tectonism in Ganymede’s geologic history.

Plate tectonics is the process on Earth that has created many familiar large-scale features—oceanic and continental crust, mountain ranges and mid-ocean ridges—and phenomena such as earthquakes.

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