Learn about oil and geothermal energy!
How is oil formed?
How oil is formed
How is oil used?
Where is geothermal energy found?
How is geothermal energy formed?
About 2,900 kilometers below the Earth’s crust, or surface, is the hottest part of our planet: the core. Radioactive decay is a continual process in the core. Temperatures there rise to more than 5,000° Celsius. If underground rock formations are heated to about 700-1,300° C , they can become magma. . In some areas, the heat can naturally exist underground as pockets steam or hot water.
How is geothermal energy used?
Geothermal power plants uses their underground reservoirs of steam and hot water to generate electricity and to heat and cool buildings directly. Geothermal energy has been used for thousands of years in some countries for cooking and heating.
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"Geothermal Energy." National Geographic Society. N.p., 20 Nov. 2012. Web. 16 May 2016.