What is the lithosphere?

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Benjamin Prevost

Lithosphere is the brittle outer layer of the solid Earth. Lithosphere includes the crust rocks of the continents & ocean floor.

The lithosphere is the outermost shell of the Earth. The term is also used to refer to the outermost rocky shell of other planets.

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