Tectonic movements cause quake on the surface of Moon


New Delhi: A recent study has revealed that tectonic movements on moon also cause quakes on its surface. Pictures analyzed by Chandrayaan-1 have found that tectonic plates are present on the surface of the moon which causes quakes on its surface on colliding with each other.

The data collected from south polar region of the moon reveals that many evidences have been found which establish that tectonic activity occur on the lunar surface, very similar to that on Earth.

Professor of Geology and Remote Sensing at School of Environmental sciences in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Saumitra Mukherjee, along with his student Priyadarshini Singh, has analysed the pictures of the surface of moon and has come to the conclusion.

Prof. Mukherjee said, “Tectonic plates at surface move due to mantle layer of earth’s core and the movement of tectonic plates on moon establish that some material in liquid form is present under its surface too. In this way we can perceptually conclude that moon also have a core. Then it is also possible the structure of moon is similar to earth.”

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