Earth's Compositional and Structural Layers
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Layers of the Earth based on the compounds & elements that make up each layer
Layers of the Earth based on the structure and behavior of the layer.
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
A subdivision of the mantle situated below the lithosphere. This zone of weak material exists below a depth of about 100 kilometers and in some regions extends as deep as 700 kilometers. The rock within this zone is easily deformed.
The boundary between the earth's mantle and crust.
Beneath the asthenosphere is the strong lower part of the mantle (from the bottom of the asthenosphere to the earth's core).
A layer of molten iron and nickel that surrounds the inner core of Earth
A dense sphere of solid iron and nickel at the center of Earth
The magnetic field of a planet.
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