It is true that we are all moving towards seeking planets from neighboring solar system, and galaxies but for now, the Blue Planet is the only planetary body in the universe that can sustainhuman life.
We’ve all been living on Earth since day 1, but how much do you really know about the Earth? We are all caught up by the bustle and hustle of modern day life that we forget to take the time to truly appreciate our home planet.
1. The Earth- What’s in a Name?
Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Neptune. Notice how all planets of the Milky Way are named after Gods and Goddesses of Greek and Roman Mythology?
The Andes is popular to millions as it is known to be the largest and longest mountain range on Earth.
A supercontinent will be formed 25 million years from now. This is due to the constant movement of the tectonic plates. The rate of movement differs from one continent to another. In the Pacific, the plates move faster at 4cm per year, while the rate of movement in the North Atlantic is at 1cm annually.
There are approximately 30,000 space particles and dust that enter the Earth’s atmosphere annually. Fortunately, the majority of this debris burns up when it enters the earth’s atmosphere, resulting in shooting stars instead of giant craters.
It takes exactly about 8 minutes and 20 seconds for sunlight to reach the earth. This means that the heat and light that we see and feel on a warm, sunny day is energy emitted by the sun from 8 minutes past.
The core of the Earth can be found 3,700 miles down towards its center. The inner core is made up of a solid iron-nickel allow.
Although space missions are being deployed in outer space for the past few decades, these programs are primarily programmed to look for extraterrestrial life and space research. There are still no possibilities of life even with the nearest planetary body, Mars.