Thu, Mar 10, 2005
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we
reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing
on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The only known planetary process
that creates large-scale linear boundaries is tectonism, in which
internal processes cause portions of the crust to fracture and
sometimes move either up, down or sideways. Erosion by fluids may
accentuate the tectonic fabric by depositing dark materials in low
areas and enlarging fractures. This interplay between internal
forces and fluid erosion is very Earth-like."
Source: Dr. Alfred McEwen, Cassini imaging team
member from the University of Arizona, Tucson, who theorizes
Saturn's largest moon was shaped by many of the same forces that
shaped our own Earth.
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