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seafloor spreading

Seafloor spreading is a geologic process in which tectonic plates—large slabs of Earth's lithosphere—sp...

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magma

Magma is a mixture of molten and semi-molten rock found beneath the surface of the Earth.


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lithosphere

The lithosphere is the solid, outer part of the Earth, including the brittle upper portion of the mantle and the cr...


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bedrock

Bedrock is the relatively hard, solid rock beneath surface materials such as soil and gravel


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Earth's Interior

Dig deep—really deep—with our gallery of illustrations and a downloadable poster of Earth's interior....

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fold mountain

Fold mountains are created where two of Earth’s tectonic plates are pushed together. 



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geyser

A geyser is a rare kind of hot spring that is under pressure and erupts, sending jets of water and steam into the a...


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hot spot

A hot spot is a region deep within the Earth’s mantle from which heat rises by convection.


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Earth

Earth is the planet we live on, the third of eight planets in our solar system and the only known place in the univ...


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1985 Earth's Dynamic Crust

Explore the forces behind the shaping of our planet with this fascinating map. This map explains the various forms ...

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rift valley

A rift valley is a lowland region that forms where Earth’s tectonic plates move apart, or rift...



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crust

The crust is the outermost layer of Earth.