Similar Tectonic Patterns on Earth and Moon



Using a method, which is customary in comparative
planeto — and geophysics, the author of the present paper stated the fact,
that — in spite of certain differences — there is a very interesting and tectonically
basically important similarity between the fault-system of the
Red Sea — African Trenches region and the great Alpine Valley area of
the Moon. Shortly some other similar tectonic features are also mentioned.
The morphology of the Red Sea and of Alpine Valley are compared
and on this basis similar tectonic processes are suggested for the interpretation
of their origin.
At the end of the article the author discusses the aim of planetology
and the method of comparative planeto —- and geophysics

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