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    Post by alvyblue09 on Fri May 29, 2009 8:34 pm

    Here you will find a listing of essential facts about the planet earth, the home to all of humanity:

    Human Population of the Earth: 6,660,000,000 (6.66 billion) as of April 2008

    World Population Growth: 1.14% - 2006 estimate (this means at the current rate of growth, the earth's population will double in 61.4 years)

    Countries of the World: 195

    Earth's Circumference at the Equator: 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km)

    Earth's Circumference Between the North and South Poles: 24,859.82 miles (40,008 km)

    Earth's Diameter at the Equator: 7,926.28 miles (12,756.1 km)

    Earth's Diameter at the Poles: 7,899.80 miles (12,713.5 km)

    Average Distance from the Earth to the Sun: 93,020,000 miles (149,669,180 km)

    Average Distance from the Earth to the Moon: 238,857 miles (384,403.1 km)

    Highest Elevation on Earth - Mt. Everest, Asia: 29,035 feet (8850 m)

    Tallest Mountain on Earth from Base to Peak - Mauna Kea, Hawaii: 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level) (10204 m; 4205 m)

    Point Farthest From the Center of the Earth - The peak of the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador at 20,561 feet (6267 m) is farthest from the center of the earth due to its location near the equator and the oblateness of the Earth.

    Lowest Elevation on Land - Dead Sea: 1369 feet below sea level (417.27 m)

    Deepest Point in the Ocean - Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, Western Pacific Ocean: 35,840 feet (10924 m)

    Highest Temperature Recorded: 135.8°F - Al Aziziyah, Libya, September 13, 1922 (57.7°C)

    Lowest Temperature Recorded: -128.5°F - Vostok, Antarctica, July 21, 1983 (-89.2°C)

    Water vs. Land: 70.8% Water, 29.2% Land

    Age of the Earth: 4.5 to 4.6 billion years

    Atmosphere Content: 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water

    Rotation on Axis: 23 hours and 56 minutes and 04.09053 seconds. But, it takes an additional four minutes for the earth to revolve to the same position as the day before relative to the sun (i.e. 24 hours).

    Revolution around Sun: 365.2425 days

    Chemical Composition of the Earth: 34.6% Iron, 29.5% Oxygen, 15.2% Silicon, 12.7% Magnesium, 2.4% Nickel, 1.9% Sulfur, and 0.05% Titanium
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    Post by alvyblue09 on Sat May 30, 2009 9:16 pm

    hope you like my research hehehe i researched it and copied it Embarassed
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    Post by Puffles on Sat May 30, 2009 9:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing the information. With all due respect, the same information was posted under a different topic header.
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    Post by alvyblue09 on Sun May 31, 2009 12:20 am

    oh... sorry who did it?
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    Post by kirisakite on Sun May 31, 2009 1:54 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!

    Copied this from my other post but cant find it! it took me forever to write this!
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    Post by :) barnabasboy1 :) on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:01 am

    Asia is the world's biggest continent, covering thousands of kilometres. It stretches from the Arctic Circle to the equator, and from the Ural Mountains the western Russia to Japan in the east

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    Post by :) barnabasboy1 :) on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:10 am

    Total land area 30,311,690km

    Biggest country Sudan 2,505,810km

    smallest conntry seychelles 455km

    biggest island Madagascar 587,040km

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    Post by :) barnabasboy1 :) on Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:14 am

    Tallest Mountain on Earth from Base to Peak - Mauna Kea, Hawaii: 33,480 feet (rising to 13,796 feet above sea level) (10204 m; 4205 m)

    Highest Temperature Recorded: 135.8°F - Al Aziziyah, Libya, September 13, 1922 (57.7°C)

    Rotation on Axis: 23 hours and 56 minutes and 04.09053 seconds. But, it takes an additional four minutes for the earth to revolve to the same position as the day before relative to the sun (i.e. 24 hours).
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    Post by elise__23 on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:56 am

    cool! keep researchin' the good work Smile
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    Post by :) barnabasboy1 :) on Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:26 am

    elise__23 wrote:cool! keep researchin' the good work Smile

    thnaks!
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