Category: Crust

Exploring the Displacement-Length Scaling Relationship on Extraterrestrial Faults in the Earth’s Crust

Introduction The study of faults is crucial to understanding the tectonic activity of planets and their geologic history. Faults are fractures in the Earth’s crust where the rocks on either side have moved relative to each other. The displacement-length scaling relationship is an important aspect of fault mechanics and describes the relationship between the length