Tag: mantle

Divergent Boundary—Fast Spreading Ridge Educational

Divergent Boundary—Fast Spreading Ridge Educational

At divergent margins, lithospheric plates move in opposite directions. The plates, which include crust and part of the upper mantle, ride over the asthenosphere. As hot mantle rock rises to shallow depths, it begins to melt due to…

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What is the Moho? How was it Discovered? (Educational)

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How do scientists know that there is a boundary called the Moho that separates Earth’s thin crust from the upper mantle? First a little history on one of the greatest contributors to seismology from the early 1900s. Andrija…

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