Inside the Earth

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  • Created by: caits
  • Created on: 24-03-14 17:00

Lithosphere:

Oceanic crust -

  • 6 - 8km deep 
  • 3.3g/cm dense
  •  solid made of basalt
  •  900 degrees

Continental Crust -

  • 30 - 50km deep
  • 2.7g/cm dense
  • solid made of granite
  • 900 degrees

Mantle:

Upper Mantle (asthenosphere) - 

  • 75 - 250km deep
  • 3.4 - 4.4g/cm dense
  • liquid/solid made of peridotite molten rock
  • 900 - 1600 degrees

Lower Mantle - 

  • 700…

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