While cruising through the multitudes of geoblogs, I stumbled upon a particular post in the blog ‘Ten Million Years of Solitude’ written by an individual named Jeannette, entitled ‘Ancient Plate Tectonics on Mars…” She has been blogging since 2007, with the majority of her journals dealing with the topics of sedimentology, Quarternary geology, and other random geologic topics.
The prospect of other celestial bodies like our planet Earth and the possiblity of them containing life is intriguing. While plate tectonic may not guarantee the existance of life, it is still very interesting to think of Mars behaving like Earth does today. The author lists several evidences of former tectonic activity, including extensional features (grabens and rift zones), volcanic activity (basalt flows originating from the shield volcanoe, Olympus Mons), and the possibility of a magnetic field once exisiting on Mars.
The world of blogging, and more importantly, geoblogging, is a new world for myself. I didn’t realize the wealth of blogs pertaining to geology that exist and it is actually quite interesting to skim through the different blogs, hoping to find posts that are interesting as the one I have chosen.
The blog can be found here. http://tenmillionyearsofsolitude.blogspot.com/