Layers of the Earth
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below the outer core, it is also made up of iron and nickel. It is the hottest layer of the earth but the metal here is solid because of all the pressure put on it.
beneath the mantle it is hotter than the mantle and the only liquid layer, It is mostly made up of nickel and iron. Movement of metals in this layer cause the Earth's magnetic field.
the largest layer of the earth, right under the crust. The tectonic plates float on the top of this layer. It is made up of very hot, dense rock with the texture of melted plastic. (Plasticity)
Thin outer layer that floats on top of the mantel and is the outside layer of the earth. It is rocky and broken into many pieces called plates.
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