rock cycle

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rock cycle

[′räk ‚sī·kəl]
(geology)
The interrelated sequence of events by which rocks are initially formed, altered, destroyed, and reformed as a result of magmatism, erosion, sedimentation, and metamorphism.
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between the atmosphere and the land, ocean surface and vegetation) and geological cycles (exchanges with the deep ocean, sediments and rocks, including the formation - but not the combustion - of 'fossil fuels').
I used to believe that we lived inside the earth, encapsulated by a glass dome, with its own impressive weather system and regenerative geological cycles.
The discovery that Titan s lakes are evaporating suggests that there are active weather and geological cycles on Titan analogous to those on Earth.