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A brief guide to the structure of the Earth

Earth is called the blue planet. Indeed, the Earth appears as a shiny white and green ball when you look at it from space. However, the Earth shows a slightly different face – on land there are both plains covered with lush vegetation and deep valleys where only salt can be found. The ocean floors are even more interesting, with mountains higher than Mount Everest and volcanoes stretching for thousands of kilometres. But the Earth is not only the crust on which we live – it is also the mantle (the largest structure that makes up the Earth) and the core, which, although deep, protects us from destruction every day.

Dr. Magdalena Matusiak-Małek from the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Wrocław will talk about how our planet is built, why it is greener than blue and how many continents will be on it in the near future. The lecture will be held on 23.10.2021 at 10:00 a.m. in a hybrid form – in Room 503, Institute of Geological Sciences UWr, Pl. M. Borna 9 and in Teams application.

Published by: Maria Kozan

20 Oct 2021

last modification: 20 Oct 2021