What Is Asthenosphere?

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The asthenosphere is a part of the Earth's crust. The plates of the lithosphere slide on the asthenosphere, which is slightly fluid and very, very hot. You can find more information here: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/interior/earths_crust.html&edu=high
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as·then·o·sphere
[as-then-uh-sfeer]
NOUN [GEOLOGY]
1.
the region below the lithosphere, variously estimated as being from fifty to several hundred miles (eighty-five to several hundred kilometers) thick, in which the rock is less rigid than that above and below but rigid enough to transmit transverse seismic waves.
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It is part of the earth that rests about one hundred feet below the surface. It was given that term by a British scientist during World War I.
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