Strange and interesting facts about planet Earth

July 23, 2009 | In: Space Facts

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Earth has only one satellite, the Moon. Moon is the second brightest object in the sky, as seen from the planet.

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.

Earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old.

From a distance in space, Earth would seem to be the brightest of the 8 planets. This is because large amount of sunlight is reflected by the water on the planet.

From outer space, Earth’s atmosphere combined with the oceans make the planet look blue. That is why it is often referred to as the Blue Planet.

The inside of the Earth’s core is thought to be about 7500 degrees Kelvin — hotter than the surface of the sun!

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2 Responses to Strange and interesting facts about planet Earth



May 9th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

uhhhhh more facts



July 26th, 2010 at 11:21 am

The surface of the Earth receives nearly twice as much energy from the atmosphere as it does directly from the sun.

Though the sun is vastly hotter, the atmosphere is much closer, and covers all of the Earth all of the time, while half the surface of the Earth is always in the dark, out of the path of the sun’s light. If not for the atmosphere, the Earth’s average temperature would be well below water’s freezing point.

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