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chapter 5

earth's structure

TermDefinition
sphere shaped like a ball, with all points on the surface at an equal distance from the center
geosphere Earth's entire solid body
gravity the force that every object exerts on every other object because of their masses
density the amount of mass in a material per unit volume
crust the brittle, rocky outer layer of Earth
mantle the thick middle layer in the solid part of Earth
lithosphere scientist group the crust and the uppermost mantle into a rigid layer
asthensphere plastic layer within the mantle
core the dense metallic center of Earth
magnetosphere the outer part of the magnetic field that interacts with these particles
landform topographic features formed by processes that shape Earth's surface
plain landforms with low relief and low elevation
plateau area with low relief and high elevation
mountain landforms with high relief and high elevation
Created by: booecam3836