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What mechanical layer sits on top of the asthenosphere?

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What mechanical layer sits on top of the asthenosphere?

Earth's Inner Layers:

The Earth is comprised of layers that begin in the core, or center of the Earth, and move outward until it reaches the surface, or ground. The layers include the inner and outer core, the upper and lower mantle, the lithosphere, and the crust.

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The mechanical layer that sits on top of the asthenosphere is the lithosphere. The asthenosphere is the other name for the upper mantle. This layer...

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Earth's Internal Layers: Crust, Mantle & Core

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