What is the relationship between the lithosphere and the asthenosphere?

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What is the relationship between the lithosphere and the asthenosphere?

Layers of the Earth:

If you could cut the Earth in half, like an orange, you'd see that it doesn't have the same composition all the way through. There are three main layers of the Earth. These are the crust, mantle, and the core. Some scientists divide the core into the outer and inner core.

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The lithosphere floats on the asthenosphere.

Scientists refer to the crust and the topmost, solid part of the mantle as the lithosphere. The...

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The Internal Layers & Structure of the Earth

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