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What makes rocks softer

Temperature and pressure

The consistency of the mantle is similar to

Wax

What affects how plates move

Internal heat (convection)

What is the largest feature of the planet

Mid-ocean ridge

What country is part of the mid-ocean ridge

Iceland

Divergence

Plates pulling apart

What is created by plates pulling apart

Mid-ocean ridge

Convergence

Plates coming together

What is created when plates come together

Volcanoes and trenches

Transform /strike-slip plates

Plates scraping past each other

What is created when plates scrape past each other

Earthquakes

How hot is the water in hydrothermal vents

750 degrees

What do hydrothermal vents contain

Sulfur

Plate tectonics

The lithosphere is broken into individual units that week off plates that move independently over the Athena sphere

What is proof that the asthenosphere is parsley liquid

S waves pass through slowly

The lithosphere is

Rigid solid

What makes Rock softer

Temperature and pressure

Where is the harder Rock located

Crust