What is the Earth's only liquid layer?


What is the Earth's only liquid layer?

Layers of Earth:

While no human is capable of tunneling below the crust of our planet to inspect it, we know of several distinct layers of our planet. We can measure them because the waves created by earthquakes must pass through the planet's center, revealing the makeup based on how it disrupts the patterns of these waves.

Answer and Explanation:

Earth's only liquid layer is the one that is directly beneath the crust, the magma of the mantle, which is also the largest layer by sheer size. The...

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The Internal Layers & Structure of the Earth

from NYSTCE Earth Science (008): Practice and Study Guide

Chapter 2 / Lesson 3

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