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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Facts About Earth

1)   Our Earth weighs around 6,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons (5,940 billion billion metric tons).

2)   Only 11 percent of the earth's surface is used to grow food.

3)   The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust.

4)   The coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983.

5)   The warmest  temperature ever measured on Earth range from 68 degrees to 87.8 degrees F depending upon which part you measure which is in Red Sea.

6)   The earth travels through space at 660,000 miles per hour.

7)   The total surface area of the Earth is 197 million square miles.

8)   Earth doesn't take 24 hours to rotate on its axis. It is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds.

9)   According to Astronomers, "The gas and dust floating in space were drawn together by gravity and they formed into a spinning disc" which is called as Earth.

10) Earth is referred to as the BLUE PLANET. WHY? Because from space, the oceans combined with our atmosphere make our planet look blue.

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