Most of the earth's crust, or outer layer, is made up of eight elements oxygen tops the list in terms of abundance, with the planet's shell being composed of a.
There are 92 naturally occurring elements only 17 of them make up 995% of the earth's crust (including oceans and atmosphere) in living things (plants.
Abundance in the universe of the elements text lists sorted by: point to the graph to see details, or click for full data on that element data plot up to date. Looking at the periodic table from oxygen on, there is a steep decline in abundance of the remaining elements the ten most abundant elements in the universe.
Nucleosynthesis is the process that creates new atomic nuclei from pre-existing nucleons, hoyle's work explained how the abundances of the elements increased with time as the galaxy theories of nucleosynthesis are tested by calculating isotope abundances and comparing those results with observed abundances. Most of the earth's crust consists of only a few elements this is a table the most abundant element in the lithosphere of the earth is oxygen.