anonymous
  • anonymous
Will plate tectonics eventually turn off and cease to operate on Earth? Why or why not?
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agreene
  • agreene
Plate tectonics are driven by the thermodynamics of the lava underneath the plates--it is possible that it will eventually stop (once the core cools off completely). However, last time I read about this, they were projecting that this would happen AFTER the sun will supernova and destroy the planet anyway.
anonymous
  • anonymous
when did they predict that about the sun?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no because they go in a repetitive movement and sometimes shifts into each other

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks
agreene
  • agreene
the sun will die in ~5 billion years To be exact, it wont supernova (it doesn't have enough mass) but will become a red dwarf--in doing this it will expand at first and devour the earth.
blues
  • blues
But the earth will possibly survive - just not life on it. The Kepler telescope recently discovered an exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf which was probably temporarily engulfed when the star became a red dwarf.

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