FACTS ABOUT OUR PLANET EARTH (I)

The Universe is a vast place having trillions of stars billions of galaxies and planets and other mass. But in this massive and infinite space our Earth is the only planet, we know, where life exists. This planet has many mysteries that we don’t even know. So, here THE BIRD presents the first part of the FACTS ABOUT OUR PLANET EARTH :

• 40% of the Earth’s land is only in six countries.

• 1.3 million Earths could fit inside the Sun, an average-sized star.

• One-third of Earth’s land surface is partially or totally deserts.

• Large parts of Canada have less gravity then rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.

• Earth’s core is about as hot as the sun.

• Only about 0.003 percent of the water on earth can be used by humans.

• If the earth didn’t have the moon our days would be only 6 hours long.

• The Queen of UK is the legal owner of one sixth of the earth’s land surface.

• The southern most active volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. It spews crystals and is very close to the US Research Centre.

• The farthest distance from earth an astronaut has ever travelled was during the Apollo 13 emergency.

• Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest and the driest continent on Earth.

• There are no 24 hours in a day. Actually the Earth takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds to rotate once on its axis.

• There are about 22,000 man made objects orbiting around Earth.

• The coldest place on earth is a high ridge in Antarctica where temperature can dip below -133 °F .i.e., -93.2 °C.

• Earth is the only planet that is not named after a God.

• Rain has never been recorded in parts of Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.

• The Soviets drilled the world’s deepest hole into the Earth for 14 years. Its 12,262 meters .i.e., 40,230 feet deep.

• Every second, the Sun sends to Earth 10 times more neutrinos than number of people on Earth.

• At a height of 979 meters, Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world.

• There is enough gold in Earth’s core to coat its entire surface to a height of 1.5 feet.

• 20% of Earth’s oxygen is produced by Amazon Rainforest.

• The Hawaiian islands are the endangered species capital of the world.

• The average distance to the Earth from the Sun is called One Astronomical Unit or AU. This is established as 149,597,870.7 kilometers or 92,995,887.6 miles.

• North America is the only continent in the world that has every kind of climate, starting from dry, to bitter cold of the Arctic to the steamy heat of the tropics.

• The Earth’s continents are made of rocks dating as far as back as 3,800 million years.

• Around 500,000 earthquakes take place each year, 100,000 of them can actually be felt.

• The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake occured in 1556 in Central China, killing an estimated 830,000 people.

• Due to the fact that water expands when heated, the Atlantic Ocean increases in width by 3 cm.

• Basalt is the most common rock on Earth.



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