Geological Activity - Heat

Geological Activity - Heat - Lithosphere - the rigid, outer...

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Geological Activity Caused by heat Inside the Terrestrial Worlds After they have formed, the molten planets differentiate into three zones: core - made of metals mantle - made of dense rock crust - made of less dense rock
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Unformatted text preview: Lithosphere - the rigid, outer layer of crust & part of the mantle which does not deform easily Sources of internal heat: Gravitational potential energy of accreting planetesimals Differentiation Radioactivity...
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