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This is known as the Asthenospehere.

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Q: What name is given to the plastic portion of the upper mantle of the Earth?
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TRUE or FALSE The mantle is the third layer of the earth and takes up about 67 percent of the earth's total volume?

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Is the boundary between the liquid core and mantle known as the Moho?

No. The Moho (more correctly the Mohorovičić discontinuity) is the name given to a seismic discontinuity between the Earth's crust and mantle. The seismic discontinuity between the Earth's mantle and liquid core is known as the Gutenberg discontinuity or the CMB - Core Mantle Boundary.

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Is magma the idea that the earth's crust is broken into plates that move on top of the mantle?

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What is the name given to the top portion of the Earth's mantle?

The boundary between the crust and the mantle is called the Mohorovicic discontinuity. It is also called simply the Moho and it is the abrupt divide between faster and slower speeds where the mantle starts.

What is the earth's lower mantle made of?

The earth's crust lower mantle is made up of silicate perovskites and ferropericlase. While the silicate perovskites are the names given to calcium silicates and magnesium iron, ferropericlase is an oxide of magnesium/iron. The lower mantle is at a depth that ranges from 650 kilometers to 2,890 kilometers.

What portion of earth receives energy form the sun at any given time?

Since the Earth is a Spheroid shape, (not a true sphere) 50% of its surface is illuminated by the Sun, at any given moment.

Is magma the name given to the hot liquid rock inside the earth?

No, the mantle of the earth is not liquid. It is fairly solid, but the lower parts nearer the core are extremely hot and are plastic. The mantle is under tremendous pressure, and this pressure prevents rock from melting, even at the elevated temperatures there. Use the link below for more information.

What name is often given to the area where volcanoes often occur because convection in the earth's mantle produces a column of magma that rises into the crust?


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What elements make up the asthenosphere?

The lithosphere is composed of the oceanic and continental crust, along with the rigid upper mantle. The asthenosphere is the plastic like upper mantle directly below the lithosphere where rock can move, bend, and deform without breaking.

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