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What is the basic structure of Earth's interior?

The internal structure of Earth is layered in spherical shells: an outer silicate solid crust, a highly viscous asthenosphere and mantle, a liquid outer core that is much less viscous than the mantle, and a solid inner core.

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Also to know is, what is the basic structure of the earth?

The Earth has an outer solid layer called the crust, a highly viscous layer called the mantle, a liquid layer that is the outer part of the core, called the outer core, and a solid center called the inner core.

Additionally, how will you describe its internal structure? The structure of the Earth is quite simple: we have a core, a mantle and a crust. A little bit like a boiled egg, I suppose. The yolk, our core, is actually metallic; it's made of mainly iron and nickel. The outer part is liquid, and the inner part is solid.

Beside above, why are there different layers to the structure of the earth?

The earth has different layers because as it formed, the lighter parts (like continental crust) floated to the surface, and the really heavy parts (like iron and nickel in the core) sank to the middle.

What is the Earth made up of?

The Earth is made out of many things. Deep inside Earth, near its center, lies Earth's core which is mostly made up of nickel and iron. Above the core is Earth's mantle, which is made up of rock containing silicon, iron, magnesium, aluminum, oxygen and other minerals.

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