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Is the lithosphere hotter than the asthenosphere?

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2014-10-10 21:07:55

No. The asthenosphere is hotter. The deeper you go, the hotter it gets.

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Yes. The asthenosphere is molten and plastic, the lithosphere is mostly not molten and is rigid.


The asthenosphere is more dense than the lithosphere.


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