The Mantle – Earth’s Fascinating Layers, Part 2

The mantle is approximately 1,800 miles thick! The solid mantle material is made of materials rich in iron, aluminum, magnesium, oxygen and silicon. The temperature in the mantle is over 1,000 degrees Celsius.

The Crust: Earth’s Fascinating Layers, Part 1

Have you ever wondered what is beneath your feet? I am not talking about the grass and soil, but the material located miles below the land surface. If you stand in your backyard and dig a hole, what would you see?