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Elevation of the body core temperature to a dangerous and often fatal level is known as __________.
Hyperthermia
The seasons on Earth are a result of the ______ of the axis.
Tilt
The _______ is the portion of the Earth measured from the iron core, to the mantle.
Lithosphere
Even though Venus is twice as far from the sun than Mercury, its surface temperature __________ than Mercury and is mostly likely the result of ____________ trapped in its atmosphere.
higher, CO2
The thin layer of air that has been captures and is maintained by Earth’s gravity is known as the __________.
Atmosphere
The Earth’s ________ contains all of the water on the planet, of which the vast majority is in the form of _________.
Hydrosphere, Salt water
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on Earth is maintained by the __________, which absorbs it through photosynthesis but produces it as a result of respiration.
Biosphere
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on Earth is maintained by the __________, which absorbs it through photosynthesis but produces it as a result of respiration.
biosphere
The _______ greenhouse effect is most associated with human actions stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and which may be causing changes in Earth’s climate.
anthropogenic
Earth’s seasons are due to the _________° tilt of it’s axis in relation to the sun.
23.5
The ________ extends from the crust to the upper most layer of the mantle.
Lithosphere
The hydrosphere consists of all the _________ found on Earth.
(water)
The ocean accounts for ____________ of Earth’s water
(97.25%)
The atmosphere of Earth consists of ____________ nitrogen and 21% _________.
(78%, oxygen)