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Toffee Planets: Lack of Plate Tectonics
Super-Earths may have a problem: their mantles may reach nearly to the surface, preventing plate tectonics and thus Earth-like environments. 
Original paper:
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

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Toffee Planets: Lack of Plate Tectonics - by Cray - 04-04-2019, 02:05 AM

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