Where do crystals naturally occur in the earth?

Answer Crystals form naturally in the Earth's continental crust. They form when lava, or liquid rock, cools and hardens inside the earth. Most crystals, except for salt, take thousands of years to form. T... Read More »

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How do crystals form in the earth?

Environmental factors such as temperature, pressure and condensation all play a role in the formation of the glassy mineral shapes known as crystals, ranging from common sulfur to dazzling diamonds... Read More »

Where does most photosynthesis occur on earth?

Most photosynthesis on earth occur in the oceans, which account for over 70 percent of the earth's surface and are teeming with phytoplankton. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants and simp... Read More »

In which part of the earth's atmosphere do auroras occur?

Both the aurora borealis and aurora australis occur in the ionosphere. Auroras occur when charged particles in the solar wind collide with electrons of atmospheric atoms and molecules at very high ... Read More »

In which part of the earth's atmosphere does weather occur?

Weather occurs in the troposphere, the lowest of the atmosphere's five layers, according to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). The troposphere extends 4 to 12 miles up from... Read More »