Shaping the Earth

Shaping the Earth

What makes the Earth unique? Where does it fit in the Solar System and, ultimately, the universe? Take a look inside the Earth and find out what it is made from and how it is structured. Look at the processes that shape the Earth.

Structure and composition

Why the earth is different from the other planets in our Solar System.

Plate tectonics

A large-scale process that transfers heat, water and magmas.

Earth's surroundings

Information on the universe and the solar system.

Caves

Discover how caves are formed.

Metamorphic processes and rocks

Pre-existing rocks that have been changed by processes within the Earth.

Meteors, meteorites and tektites

Learn more about these solid pieces of extraterrestrial debris