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The volcanism on Jupiter's moon Io is attributed to tidal forces' flexing of the moon. How much distortion of Earth's shape goes on because of tidal forces from the moon and sun, and can this diurnal flexing account for any of Earth's internal heat? Could it be a contributing reason for why the Earth is still geologically active and Mars is not?
Re: Tidal influence on Earth's interior temperature
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