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 eight commonly occurring elements that are found in Earth's lithosphere include oxygen, silicon, calcium, sodium, magnesium, aluminum, potassium and iron. The crust, which forms part of the lithosphere, contains arou... More »

The large sections of the lithosphere are called tectonic plates. These plates are made up of the crust and upper mantle of the Earth, and they sit on top of the asthenosphere. 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 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 » Science Earth Science Atmosphere

The crust and upper mantle of the Earth form the lithosphere. The lithosphere is about 62 miles thick. The part of the lithosphere that supports the continents is thicker than the part of the lithosphere that supports th... More »

The temperature of the asthenosphere begins at a little over 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit but does not rise above 6,700 degrees F. It lies beneath the lithosphere or crust of the earth and the more rigid part of the upper ma... More »