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29May
2017
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Planet Earth

Earth is the third planet from the sun and the fifth largest in the solar system which comes between the planet Venus and planet Mars.

Earth otherwise known as World or Globe is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor living things.

Earth is the only planet whose English name does not derive from Greek/Roman mythology.

Earth is 92,955,820 miles (149,597,891 kilometers) away from the sun.

From space, Earth looks like a blue marble with white swirls and areas of brown, yellow, green and white. The blue is water, which covers about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. The white swirls are clouds. The areas of brown, yellow and green are land. And the areas of white are ice and snow.

The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

The Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System.

71 Percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water.
Earth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on the surface.

The length of a year on Earth is 365 days, 6 hours, and 16 minutes. The length of a day on Earth is 23 hours and 56 minutes.

During one orbit around the Sun, Earth rotates about its axis over 365 times; thus, an Earth year is about 365.26 days long.

It is the only planet that has an atmosphere containing 21 percent oxygen.

The minimum weather temperature on Earth is -126 degrees Fahrenheit (-87.8 degrees Celsius) and the maximum weather temperature on Earth is 136 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 degrees Celsius).

 

Source: www.nationalgeographic.com / www.nasa.gov
Image Credit: www.dailymail.co.uk

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