Inside the earth

Term Definition
Crust The crust is less than 1%of earths mass and is 5to 100km thick.temperature in the crust range from 0.c to 1,000.c.
Oceanic crust Oceanic crust is thinner and denser continental crust.
Continental crust Continental crust are made mainly of the elements oxygen, silicon, and aluminum.
Mantle The mantle is 67% of the earths mass and is 2,900km thick temperature in the mantle range from 1,000.cto 7,000.c.
Lithosphere The lithosphere is made of two parts the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle.
Asthenosphere
The soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move
Mesophere The mesophere extends from the bottom of the asthenosphere to the earths core
Inner core The inner core is the solid, dense center of our planet that extends from the bottom of the outer core to the center of the earth, which is about 6,380km beneath the surface
Outer core The earths core is divided into parts the outer core and the inner core
Core The earths core is made mostly of iron, and contains smaller amounts of nickel but almost no oxygen

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