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Where tectonic plates slide past each other
Outermost layer where the atmosphere begins to blend into space
Layer that is closest to the Earth’s surface
Located 15 miles above the surface, is very thin
2.5 billion years ago to 543 million years ago
tiny particles and droplets of liquids
radius - 3,480 km, liquid iron, reason for the magnetic field
4.6 billion years ago to 3.8 billion years ago
543 million years ago to today
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Fourth and last layer absorbs highly energetic solar radiation
Wind is deflected by Earth spinning on its axis
3.8 billion years ago to 2.5 billion years ago
Where two plates move toward each other
31 to 50 miles above the surface, is the coldest layer
layer that makes up nearly 70% of Earth’s interior, composed of oxygen, silicon, and magnesium
outermost layer of Earth
Movement of air due to changes in air pressure
Where two plates move apart

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