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Earth's Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life — and Rare in Our Galaxy*Scientific American
, July 2017
"Some researchers argue that shifting plates, which have the ability to help regulate a planet’s temperature over billions of years, are a crucial ingredient for life. This connection raises the tantalizing possibility that if scientists could find exoplanets that quake and rumble, they might be able to find life beyond our Pale Blue Dot."
*This story was honored with the 2018 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.