"That big radius doesn't help much when convection is stealing all your heat and delivering it to the upper mantle. Below the Mojorovicic discontinuity, Earth is a giant uranium-powered electromagnet, and molten rock is the turbine that spins the core"
"Apart from its unusual atmosphere, Earth's heavy, single moon acts to stabilize our planet's axial tilt. Earth is like a wobbling top, spinning about the vertical at an inclination of 23.5 degrees. This tilt is responsible for the seasons and for the thermal regulation of our planet."
"Earth's crust is like a giant conveyor belt, with plates spreading apart at mid-ocean ridges and diving into the mantle for recycling at subduction zones, Key explained."
"The Earth's layers are like an eye becuase the pupil represents the core of the Earth. The iris of your eye can represent the mantle of the Earth because it is ..."
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"Earth's #magnetism is like a huge, invisible shield against the violent solar wind."
"The Earth's atmosphere is like an obstacle course for incoming solar radiation. About 30% of it is reflected away by the atmosphere, clouds, and surface."
"In summary, the Earth's atmosphere is like a very thin blanket in which the sun's rays pass through at different angles."
"the Rare Earth Metals are like that high school clique where everyone is required to dress almost exactly the same "
"The alkali earth metals are like slutty men. They're looking to give their electron to anyone willing to take it."
"The halogens are like slutty women. They're looking to get any electron they can."
"The noble gases are the prudes. They're happy the way they are and don't take shit from nobody."
"Alkaline Earth metals are like the drama club."
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