Animation ID : AEA_6220
An approach to the Earth, revealing a 3D cross-section beneath the Indian Ocean. A large mantle plume rises from the core-mantle boundary to the crust. It is these powerful convective forces which drive the fracture and rifting of the tectonic plates which make up the Earth's crust.
Data source: Planetary Visions Satellite Imagemap
Credit : Planetary Visions Ltd.