10 Amazing Facts About The Earth

Read to find out some Amazing and Interedting Facts about our Earth.



Facts about Earth

So far the only planet found that have life is our Earth. Here we present you some interesting fact about our Earth :


1. Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System:


Earth has a density of 5.51 grams per cubic centimeter. That made Earth is the densest planet in our Solar System.


2. Earth Doesn’t Take 24 Hours to Rotate on its Axis:


It actually takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds for the Earth to rotate once completely on its axis. Astronomers refer to it as a Sidereal Day.


3. The first photo of Earth from space has been taken on 1946:


Yes you hear right. The photo of Earth from space has been taken on October 24, 1946.It was taken by the camera of V2 Rocket. When the rocket reached 105 km (65 mi), the black-and-white photo was taken.


4. Earth is a fast-moving spacecraft:

Earth is a fast moving spacecraft. Its speed is around 1.3 million miles per hour (2.1 million km/hr).


5. Only 14% of the World’s species have been identified:


Our planet Earth is a home to 8.7 million species. Even after a long time, some 86 percent of Earth’s species have yet to be fully described.


6. The Earth’s Atmosphere Extends to a Distance of 10,000 km:


Earth’s atmosphere is thickest within the first 50 km from the surface or so, but it actually reaches out to about 10,000 km into space. It is made up of five main layers – the Troposphere, the Stratosphere, the Mesosphere, the Thermosphere, and the Exosphere. As a rule, air pressure and density decrease the higher one goes into the atmosphere and the farther one is from the surface.


7. Up to 1 million species live in the oceans:


Up to 1 million species live in the oceans of the earth and 2/3 of them are yet to be described.


8. The largest ocean in the Solar System is probably not on Earth:

Europa is the moon of the planet Jupiter. It is just a bit smaller than our Earth’s moon, may have a world-wide ocean 100 kilometers (60 miles) deep covered with ice. Such an ocean might contain more liquid water than all the Earth’s oceans combined!


9. All Earth’s water can fit in a sphere 860 miles (1384.04 km) in diameter:


All Earth’s water, liquid fresh water, and water in lakes and rivers can fit into a sphere 860 miles (1384.04 km) in diameter.


10. Earth is Mostly Iron, Oxygen and Silicon:


If you could separate the Earth out into piles of material, you’d get 32.1 % iron, 30.1% oxygen, 15.1% silicon, and 13.9% magnesium.




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