Interesting Facts About Earth

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    Post by aqua144 on Fri May 29, 2009 2:58 pm

    Nile River in Africa is the longest river.
    Average ocean temprerature is about 39 degrees fahrenheit
    10% of Earth's surface is covered by ice
    Estimated 4.5 billion years old
    Red Sea is the saltiest sea
    Earth's diameter is about 12,760 km
    ElAzia in Libya is the hottest place on Earth.
    Vostok in Antartica is the coldest place on Earth.
    Plastic and aluminum cans take 500 years to break down
    Axis is tilted at 23 degrees
    Earth is 1 A.U (astronomical unit) from the Sun.
    Lowest point is Dead Sea at 1,302 feet below the sea level
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    Post by Puffles on Fri May 29, 2009 5:49 pm

    To continue this line of thought: What % of the Earth is covered in water? What is the highest point above sea level?
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    Post by aqua144 on Sun May 31, 2009 8:05 am

    70% is covered with water i think, and Mount. Everest is the highest point above the sea level
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    Post by kirisakite on Sun May 31, 2009 1:52 pm

    There are many things about Earth that most people do not know. It is actually a very interesting planet. A lot of people think that the Earth is round, but it is really pear-shaped. The top is pushed in and the bottom bulges out! The circumference, or distance around the Earth at the equator (or the fattest part of the "pear"), is 24,901.55 miles.

    The Earth is always moving. It spins or rotates while traveling in a big circle around the Sun. Its orbit or path around the Sun is 583,400,000 miles long. Earth travels along this path at 66,000 mile-per-hour. The Earth rotates at 1,000 miles-per-hour. That is pretty fast!

    Here are some other strange facts about Earth. There is a lot of water in the Earth's atmosphere. In fact, there is enough water to cover the entire surface of the Earth with one inch of water! The atmosphere that holds all that water rises 250 miles above the Earth's surface. Our planet is located in the perfect place for our need for water. If it was any closer or farther away from the Sun, all that water would either boil away or freeze.

    Earth's moon is also unique. It is one of the biggest in our solar system. When you look at the moon, you always see the same side. Many people think that Earth has a second moon. This is really Asteroid 3753, but strangely enough, it orbits the Earth.

    As you can see, there is a lot more to the Earth than you thought!




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