Which layer of the Earth are the lithosphere and asthenosphere found?

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Which layer of the Earth are the lithosphere and asthenosphere found?

Layering the Earth:

Scientists have developed an accepted scheme to better study our planet. They have essentially sliced up the Earth into layers to better focus studies on these layers and how these layers interact with each other. The lithosphere and asthenosphere are two such layers.

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The lithosphere is the hard layer that includes the crust (what we know as land) and the upper portions of the mantle of the Earth. It extends to...

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