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

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