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plsdticlike layer of earth on which the lithosphere plates float and move around.
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asthenosphere
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Wegener's hypothesis that all continents were once connected in a single large landmass that broke apart 200 million years ago and slowly drifted to their current postitions.
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continental drift
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current of earth's mantle that transfers heat in earth's interior and is the driving force for plate tectonics.
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convection current
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riged layer of earth about 100 km thick, made of the crust and a part of the upper mantle.
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lithosphere
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large, ancient landmass that was composed of all of the continents joined together.
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pangaea
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a large section of earth's oceanic or continental crust and rigid upper mantle that moves around on the athensophere.
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plate
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Therory that earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into plates that float and move around on a plastic like layer of the mantle.
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plate tectonics
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Hess's theory that new seafloor is formed when magma is forced upward toward the surface at mid-ocean ridge
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seafloor spreading
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plastic like layer of earth on which the lithospheric plates float and move around
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asthenosphere
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wegengers hypothesis that all continents were once connected in a single large landmass that broke apart about 200 million years ago and drifted slowly to their current positions
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continental drift
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current in earths mantle that transfers heat in earths interior and is the driving force for plate tectonics
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convection current
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rigid layer of earth about 100 km thick, made of the crust and a part of the upper mantle
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lithosphere
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large, ancient landmass that was composed og all the continents joined together
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pangaea
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a large section of earths oceanic or continental crust and rigid upper mantle that moves around on asthnosphere
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plate
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theory that earths crust and upper mantle are broken into plates that float and move around on a plastic like layer of mantle
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plate tectonics
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hess's theory that new sea floor is formed when magma is forced upward toward the surface at the mid-ocean ridge
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sea floor spreading
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