Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on ‘imbalanced’ Earth

Source: Science Daily

A study proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle. The new analysis provides an alternative to the hypothesis that the movement of tectonic plates is related to convection currents in the Earth’s mantle.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220121165552.htm