10 Amazing Planet Earth Facts

Tectonic Plates

Earth is the only planet that has tectonic plates in the solar system. Tectonic plates are basically the outer crust of the Earth, which are broken into smaller regions. These regions basically float on top of the interior of the Earth and could very possibly collide as well.

If two plates ever collide, one always goes underneath the other and when they are separated new crust is formed. This process is quite important from a geological aspect. This is why when tiny parts of the ocean die, the waterfalls straight into the bottom.