Our Earth is only a known planet which supports life. Although we have found many breathtaking discoveries in outer space, there is still much to study and find out about our own planet EARTH. It is full of mysteries and interesting facts. Scientists have been doing research on it for many years had have found some interesting facts. Some interesting facts about Earth are presented below:
The rotation of the Earth is gradually slowing down.
The Earth is decelerating at a very slow rate of 15 milliseconds per every 100 years. This will certainly lengthen our day but will take about 140 million years to increase day length by one hour.
There is high amount of gold in earth core.
Earth’s crust contains very large amount of gold. It is almost enough to create 1.5m layer of gold in Earth’s surface.
Earth has very high temperature at its core.
The Earth’s inner core is very hot. Its temperature is nearly equal to that of sun.
Earth is the most dense planet in the solar system.
The density of Earth is different in each part of the it – the core, for example, is denser than the Earth’s crust – but the average density of the planet is around 5520 kg per cubic meter.
Earth has one of the most circular orbits of all the eight planets
It seems to be most interesting fact about Earth. The axis of rotation of Earth is tilted 23.4° away from the perpendicular of its orbital plane, which is responsible for the seasons we experience.
There is a leap year once in every four years.
The duration of one year is actually 365 days plus 1/4 days. That is the reason we get leap year (with 366 days) once in every four years.
A huge amount of fresh water in Earth is frozen.
Over 68% of Earth’s fresh water is frozen in permanent ice, which includes Earth’s ice caps and glaciers.
Antarctica contains large amount of meteorites.
Antarctica is present is south pole which has very little vegetation. Scientists have found a lot of meteorites in Antarctica than any other place in the Earth.
Mt. Everest is not the closest point to space on Earth.
It is obvious that is Mount Everest of Nepal is the highest point of Earth but it is not the closest point to space. Mt. Chimborazo, which is roughly equal to 20000 ft. of Andes mountain range is the closest point to space as it lies higher in the Earth’s bulge.
380 ft. tall tree in Earth.
The tree named “hyperon” is the known tallest tree in Earth which is about 380 ft. in height. It is a redwood tree present in California.
Imaging Earth without moon.
Our only satellite moon has the great impact in Earth climate and rotation period. Without moon, Earth will have drastic and extreme climate and thus would be inhabitable. The alternation of summer and winter seasons won’t be possible too.
Longest mountain range in Earth is underwater.
The longest mountain range in the surface of Earth is Andes mountain range. But actually about 20 times longer mountain is present underwater which stretches over 80000 km all around the Earth.
These were some of the interesting facts about Earth. There are many others interesting facts about Earth that we can research and find out. You may add some others interesting facts in comment section too.
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