Explain why the youngest rocks are in the middle of the oceans?
Because magma is rising up through cracks in the surface of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, creating new rock at the bottom of the ocean.
scientists know that the youngest rocks are formed at the mid-ocean rift and the oldest rocks are farther out. hope this helps :)
The middle of the ocean is usually host to what is called a mid-ocean-ridge. This is where magma from inside the earth rises up and crystallizes.
The youngest rocks are the Kimberlitic Rocks in Western New York State
usually the youngest rocks are found on the top of the earths crust
you can find the youngest rocks on the top of the ocean floor.
The youngest rocks are found near a mid-ocean ridge.
The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are on the mid ocean ridge.
Metaphoric Rocks are the youngest
it is the rocks that found beneath the oceans
The youngest rocks found on the moon are igneous rocks. They are found on the Maria, dark, flat regions on the moon.
Explain why sedimentary rocks are found as a veneer covering large areas of the continental igneous rocks?
Igneous rocks weather and erode, oceans come and go; both processes have left vast amounts of sediment which can lithify into sedimentary rock, infilling low areas of the continents.
The youngest rocks will be formed from cooled magma. Therefore volcanism, either on the continental crust or oceanic crust will create the youngest rocks.
The youngest rocks in the mid-atlantic ridge would be the newest to have cooled from the magma.
Harry Hess hypothesized that the sea floor was spreading. He explained it through the phenomena of the youngest rocks that are found only at the mid-ocean ridges. These rocks then, get progressively older when moving away from the ridge.
Comets are the rocks that hit the earth during formation of oceans...
The youngest fossils are always in sedimentary rocks. This is because both igneous and metamorphic rocks have been affected by heat and pressure.
The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are located at mid-ocean ridges. These ridges are always found at divergent boundaries.
Oceans push rocks underground to form caverns.
anticlines are caused by extensional stress on the rocks, and syncline is caused by compressional stress. The stress is always pushing from the oldest layer of rock toward the youngest layer of rock, so in an anticline, where the oldest rocks are in the center of the rock fold, they push outward toward the younger rocks. In a syncline the youngest rocks are in the center of the fold and the oldest rocks are on… Read More
Rivers dissolve salts from the rocks on the Earth and this water is transported in seas and oceans.
the youngest fossles are found in sedimentary rocks sources: my science teacher
The youngest seafloor rocks are found in the rift valleys of the mid ocean ridges. At the mid-oceanic ridges there is tectonic movement bringing new magma to the surface.
New rocks are being created at mid-ocean ridges. Therefore, the youngest rocks would be located at the most recently active mid-ocean ridge.
no because sedimentary rocks are made at the bottom of oceans
Apart form the Oceans the earths surface is made of rocks.
Igneous Extrusive rocks. It that too general?
Rocks that are formed from preexisting rocks that have been weathered. After the rocks are broken down they are then transported and deposited on the floor of lakes or oceans, and then are litchi field.
Quickly solidifying lava.
Next to the sea potatoes
Pumice rocks have been known to float across oceans.
leh rocks :D The sea erodes the rocks in the ocean and over time, the rocks become salt
Conglomerate rocks are sedimentary rocks; they settle at bottoms of the rivers, lakes, and oceans in deposited layers.
At the top of the ocean floor.
a downwarping known as a basin
Closest to the ridge
The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are located at or near the ridge crest at the spreading zone or axis. This is a region of new ocean floor formation therefore its composed of most recent oceanic crust.
The youngest rocks in the crust are found on and near active volcanoes, such as those at mid-ocean ridges.
The youngest rocks would be igneous, those created by cooling magma. Impossible to find a fossil there.
A geologist studies rocks, among other things related to the earth.
The youngest rocks are at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Near the mid-Atlantic ridge.
at mid-ocean ridges.
Non-clastic rocks are formed from the chemical precipitate out of a solution and occur chiefly in the oceans. They are not formed from other rocks or rock particles.
In any given region, the youngest rocks are found closest to the surface. Stratigraphy, the study of layers, tracks each event during which rocks are laid down whether through sedimentation, volcanic activity or metamorphosis.
Oceans are made out of sea water, and continents are made out of land; dirt and rocks. Oceans are liquids, continents are solids.
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