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How to read the mantle

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

View of the circulating heat section of the Hall of Planet Earth from the far side of the mantle model looking towards the center of the hall AMNH/D. Finnin

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The globe in the center shows present-day mantle convection based on studies of how tectonic plates have moved over the last 200 million years. These motions reveal where the mantle is rising an