|Momo investigating the trench|
The pan, of course, is the trench down which our cold slab of oceanic crust (Momo) will plunge.
|Another view of the subducting Momo, now deep within the Marinara Trench|
|Looking down into the Marinara trench|
I'm indebted to my G+ crew, who came to my rescue when I couldn't get past the "Awww, kitteh in a pot!" reaction. Subduction won by popular vote, although impact craters and spelunking were also excellent suggestions. I especially loved Woozle's observation: "Definitely some kind of plate collision, anyway. Er, well, not so much "plate" as "dishware", I suppose. Unstoppable force meets inappropriate object." And Khristina put me on the right track with her comment: "I'd have to say somewhere extraordinarily deep in the oceans or in the crust of the earth where the tectonic movement happens! Because it's earth shaking how cute this is."