A group of German scientists proved that the presence of lithospheric plates and their movement was not a prerequisite for the occurrence on Earth of life.
There are certain conditions under which plate tectonics does not affect the formation of habitable conditions.
To virtually confirm their theory, scientists used the supercomputer modeled the processes occurring in the depths of the earth’s surface and atmosphere. It turned out that a celestial body similar to the Earth can have water even in the absence of tectonic activity.
The evolutionary period of the model was ensured by the presence and interaction in the depths of the water and carbon dioxide, which led to the emergence of biological forms. Thanks conducted the experiment astronomers believe that exoplanets deprived tectonics, there may be some types of biological life. We will remind, earlier it was reported that automatic interplanetary station NASA’s “Juno” (second name “Juno”), launched on 5 August 2011 to study Jupiter, did a re-flight just above the cloud tops of the planet. During the last flight on Monday, July 17, the spacecraft flew 5,600 miles (9,000 km) over the Great Red Spot – vortex of width 10 000 miles (16 000 km) that was spinning for at least 350 years.
Received photos from the “Juno” NASA has published on its website on Wednesday, July 19. Amy Simon, a scientist from space flight Center name Goddard NASA in Greenbelt (Maryland), which studies the global atmosphere, says that the emergence of spots may have changed since the end of the reconnaissance Orbiter mission NASA Galileo over a decade ago.
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