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

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