Granite planet

Granite is the most common rock in continental crust, but only on Earth. So far, scientists have not found significant amounts of granite on any other planets. What makes ours different? Water. Learn how our oceans have shaped the world we live on in my blog post for Nautilus.

Granite in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. (Credit: Julia Rosen)
Granite in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. (Credit: Julia Rosen)
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