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Interesting Facts About Planet Earth

  • The Earth is not a perfect sphere. It is slightly wider at the equator than it is from pole to pole. This is because the Earth is spinning, and the centrifugal force of the spin causes the equator to bulge out.

  • The Earth's atmosphere is about 100 kilometers thick. The air is thinnest at the top of the atmosphere and thickest at the surface.

  • The Earth's oceans cover about 71% of the planet's surface. The oceans are home to a vast array of life, including fish, whales, and dolphins.

  • The Earth's landmasses are divided into seven continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica.

  • The Earth's climate is constantly changing. The climate is affected by a variety of factors, including the Earth's orbit around the Sun, the tilt of the Earth's axis, and the composition of the Earth's atmosphere.

  • The Earth is home to a vast array of life. There are an estimated 1.5 million species of plants and animals on Earth.

  • The Earth is a beautiful and complex planet. It is our home, and we should do everything we can to protect it.
  • The Earth is the only planet in our solar system known to support life.

  • The Earth's core is made of iron and nickel.

  • The Earth's mantle is made of rock.

  • The Earth's crust is made of tectonic plates.

  • The Earth's atmosphere is made up of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon.

  • The Earth's oceans are made up of salt water.

  • The Earth's landmasses are made up of rocks and minerals.

  • The Earth's climate is affected by the sun, the tilt of the Earth's axis, and the Earth's atmosphere.

  • The Earth is home to a vast array of plants and animals.

  • The Earth is a beautiful and complex planet.

 



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