Eight Facts About Earth You Need To Know
Highest Point on Earth it's one of the most famous mountains in the world Mount Everest, and at 29,035 ft. above sea level
Earth Had a twin planet called Theia, Scientists now believe that we were once not alone in our orbit around the Sun we had a “twin” planet we call Theia
There are not 24 hours in a day actual time it takes the planet to rotate on its axis is 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds.
The Earth is not round the Earth is a sphere, but due to its gravitational forces it is not a perfect circle. In fact, there is a bulge around the equator because of this.
Earth is the only planet with plate tectonics scientists believe the Earth is made up of 7 major plates of crust, which move in different directions up to 4 inches per year.
Coldest Temperature: -128.6 F Vostok Station in Antarctica, where sensors recorded –128.6 degrees F.
The Oceans are over 90% unexplored while we have identified 212,906 marine species; there are possibly 25 million more that we DON'T know about.
The word Earth comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Erda, which means “ground” or “soil” and is thought to be 1,000 years old.