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the earths interior

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asthenosphere
The solid, plastic layer of the mantle beneath the lithosphere; made of mantle rock that flows very slowly, which allows tectonic plates to move on top of it
lithosphere
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
magnetosphere
the magnetic field of a planet
core
a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil
mantle
the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
observation
the act of noticing or paying attentiona
nickel
a hard malleable ductile silvery metallic element that is resistant to corrosion
oceanic crust
earths crust located under the ocean
continential crust
the thick section of the Earth's crust below the continents
inner core
a dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
outter core
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of the Earth.
upper mantle
layer of the earth that is a plasticlike solid yet flows under pressure
lower mantle
includes the aesthenosphere and is the LARGEST layer of the earth