Layers of the Earth
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The strong, lower part of the mantle between the asthenosphere and the outer core
A block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid, outermost part of the mantle
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle
Center of the earth
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
The outer layer of Earth's core; surrounds the inner core and is made of liquid nickel and iron.
Earth's crust and solid upper mantle, broken into tectonic plates
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
The soft layer of the mantle on which the lithosphere floats.
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