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Earth’s Planetary Structure

1. Core
---innermost section
---contains 1/3 of Earth’s Mass
---Radius of about 3360km (2100 mi)
---larger than the planet Mars
---compose of iron and nikel
a. Inner Core
---radius about 930km (600mi)
---temperature 6900c

b. Outer Core
---Raduis about 2400km (1500mi)
---temperature 4800c
2. Mantle
---thickness are 2885km (1800mi)
---2/3 of Earth’s mass
---largest interior zone
---compose of silicate rock, iron, and
magnesium
3. Crust
--- solid exterior of the Earth
---composed of variety of rock types
---ocean floor and continent