Shadow:

What are the layers of the Earth according to geologists current theory? @Pixel

8 months ago
Pixel:

Crust, Mantle, Outer core, Inner core

8 months ago
Shadow:

There are only four?

8 months ago
Pixel:

unless you count upper mantle

8 months ago
Shadow:

I recall a term from many years ago, lithosphere. What is that?

8 months ago
Pixel:

Lithosphere is the crust and all uppermost sold mantle

8 months ago
Shadow:

What does the crust consist of?

8 months ago
Pixel:

granitic and mafic sillicates rocks

8 months ago
Shadow:

And this is the layer in which sinkholes occur, right? How does that happen?

8 months ago
Pixel:

yes and it happens because moisture erodes the space underneath a spot of land and it collapses when it gets wide enough and it seems to grow

8 months ago
Shadow:

Is a certain type of rock more susceptible to sinkholes? What would be best to build upon?

8 months ago
Pixel:

Solid bedrock

8 months ago
Shadow:

Don't I have to dig down a couple feet for that?

8 months ago
Pixel:

yes but you want to build on top of solid bedrock so you have to use seismographic technology to find the bedrock

8 months ago
Shadow:

Sounds like you would make a great geologist. Ever considered that career path?

8 months ago
Pixel:

no not really but I'll look into it

8 months ago
Shadow:

Well, is it something you're passionate about, or have an interest in?

8 months ago
Pixel:

Well its the only subject I actually enjoy learning

8 months ago
Shadow:

Well, I got to run. But you answered my questions quite well and I enjoyed this. Would be curious to know more in the future.

8 months ago
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