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Can you name the Environmental Science terms?

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

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