The lithosphere on earth includes the rocky outer shell of the planet, the upper layer of mantle, and the crust. This layer, broken up into sections or tectonic plates, moves constantly and is responsible for the geologi... More »

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The lithosphere, or the solid, outer part of Earth, is about 44 to 62 miles thick. It is 3,958 miles to the center of the Earth. Flowing rocks and molten minerals are a relatively short distance below the surface of ocea... More »

Lithospheric plates are another name for tectonic plates, which are part of the Earth's uppermost layer, the crust. The term refers to the portions into which the crust is broken. More »

The lithosphere is the very top layer of the Earth's crust, while the asthenosphere is the semi-fluid layer just beneath it. The asthenosphere is found between 50 to a few hundred miles below the lithosphere. More »

The lithosphere comprises the crust and the upper section of the mantle. It forms the rigid exterior of the Earth, which is composed of the crust, mantle and core. More »

The lithosphere, which is Earth's hard rock layer, has a depth of about 62.14 miles. The lithosphere consists of the crust and the upper region of the mantle, which are the Earth's uppermost layers. More »

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Convection currents flow in the asthenosphere, immediately below the rocky outer lithosphere. Convection currents are one of three types of heat transfer, which involve the movement of energy from a warmer object to a co... More »