How are mountains formed?

The earth’s crust is made up of large plates called tectonic plates that fit into each other. These plates keep moving a few centimeters every year. Mountains form along the boundaries where the tectonic plates move towards each other (convergent boundaries). The tectonic plates collide triggering deformation and thickening of the crust. This in turn … Continue reading How are mountains formed?

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What are the interesting facts about Earth?

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life. Facts … Continue reading What are the interesting facts about Earth?

The Most Beautiful Quotes About Nature

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar   “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” —Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore   … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Quotes About Nature

Our Solar System is Moving into a Potentially Dangerous Interstellar Energy Cloud

Our solar system is moving into a potentially dangerous and destabilizing interstellar energy cloud. The solar system is travelling through much stormier skies than we thought, and might even be about to pop out of the huge gas cloud we have been gliding through for at least 45,000 years. That’s the implication of a multi-decade … Continue reading Our Solar System is Moving into a Potentially Dangerous Interstellar Energy Cloud