* Orbits the Sun: Speed of
107,870 km per hour (67,027 miles) per hour.
Comes from old English and German.
consists of a gaseous atmosphere, the hydrosphere (all water on
Earth), the lithosphere, mantle, and core.
Water in the form of the oceans covers approximately 70% of the
earth's surface. The remaining 30% is land.
There are five contientnts: Eurasia (Europe and Asia), America
(North and South Amererica), Africa, Antaractica and Australia.
following are some interesting facts:
Everest is the highest point on the surface.
2. The largest volcano on earth is
Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii.
3. The longest river is the Nile
River in Africa is 6,695 kilometers (4,160 miles) long.
4. The driest place on Earth is the
Atacama Desert in Chile.
5. Grand Canyon is the world's
6. Caspian Sea is the largest lake
in the world by size and volume. It is located between southeast
Europe and west Asia.
7. The Sahara Desert in northern
Africa is the world’s largest desert.
8. The world’s deepest lake is Lake Baikal in the south central
part of Siberia is 5,712 feet (1.7 kilometers) deep.
9. Greenland is the world’s largest island. Note: Australia is a
Coldest temperature was minus 89.2 °C (-128.5?F) in Vostok,
Antarctica, 1983. The highest temperature was 58°C (136.4?F) at
Al'Aziziyah, Libya, on 13th September 1922.
How many Man-Made Satellites are Orbitting the Earth?
The Goddard Space Flight Center's lists 2,271 satellites
currently in orbit. Russia has the most satellites currently in
orbit, with 1,324 satellites, followed by the U.S. with 658.
through this web site you will find info on earth realted
satellites and space-ships (spacecraft).
Visible from Space
The Only Man-made Structure
Visible from Space is the Great Wall of China It stretches over
6,000 kilometers (nearly 4,000 miles). It is truly awesome.
If you want to see pictures of
the Great Wall from the ground check the following web address:
The world's first anti-light
pollution law "the Protection of the Atmosphere Act" became law
in the Czech Republic on February 27th, 2002.
Mir Space Station:
(International Space Station):
Did you know?
- Earth's axis is tilted 23.45?
This creates the seasons because Earth's surface changes its position relative
to the Sun and hence the amount of heat delivered to the surface.
- There is no official flag of the
daily rotation of the Earth causes the day and night.
Earth is wider at the equator than from pole to pole
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