9 surprising facts about the Earth
Our home planet, Earth, is truly beautiful and amazing. Here are 9 incredible facts about the third planet from the sun.
Humans explore the outer space, we have been to the Moon, we have a goal of sending humans to the Mars… Still, we have barely begun to visit the very depth of the Earth’s oceans!
They move with the incredible speed of 17 thousand miles an hour (27,000 kilometers an hour)! Space junk, also known as space debris, includes old satellites, fragments from erosion and spent rocket stages.
Without its natural satellite, our planet would experience wild climate changes and be unfit for any habitation.
And it’s just a rough guess. The numbers are impressive – there are about seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand on our planet. Can you imagine how many stars exist in the universe?!
The name Earth comes from Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon word Erda meant “soil” or “ground”.
Scientists believe everything is going to change in the next billion years.
North pole is moving 10 miles northward every year.
Mount Chimborazo in the Andes is shorter than Everest from sea level, but, in fact, it is 2.1 kilometres farther from the Earth's center than Everest. So, Chimborazo's peak is the closest point to space on the planet.
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