Interesting facts about the Earth

• The weight of the earth is 660, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 kg.

• All planets of the solar system excluding ours were named after ancient gods and goddesses.

• The Earth is the densest of all the planets of the solar system, its density is 5.515 g / cm3.

• The shape of the Earth is not a perfect circle, as it is slightly flattened at the poles.

• If the terrain of the Earth was displayed on the globe, it would be smoother than a bowling ball. Since the maximum irregularities of our planet are no more than 1/5000 of its diameter.

• 72 percent of the surface of the planet's surface is covered with water.

• The Earth consists of several layers: atmosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere, which are also combined into one-biosphere.

• The Earth's atmosphere is composed of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% other gases. It provides protection from radioactive radiation from the Sun and 100 tons of meteorites daily.

• The lithosphere of the Earth is constantly in motion. As a result of the collision and separation of tectonic plates, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

• The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth, covering an area of ​​about 169, 100, 000 km, which is more than the total land area. Also, it would almost fit all the other oceans of the Earth.

• There is an opinion that many millions of years ago the continents of the Earth were connected with each other, forming the supercontinent Pangea. However, the movement of the earth's crust led to its separation. Perhaps in the future, all continents will again converge into one.

• The Earth's magnetic field has certain boundaries in space. It is thanks to him that the polar lights occur.

• In 2009, the most accurate topographic map of the Earth was released.

• The highest point on Earth, Mount Everest or Chomolungma (8848 meters) is located in the Himalayas.

• The Mariana Trench (10, 911 m below sea level) is located in the Pacific Ocean and is the deepest point on Earth. In the entire history, only 2 people have been there.

• The moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It is the fifth largest natural satellite in the solar system, its distance from Earth is 384, 400 km. In the entire history, only 12 people have visited it.

• The equatorial tilt of the Earth to orbit at 23, 44 degrees is the reason for the change of 4 seasons: summer, winter, spring and autumn. If it were not for it, the seasons would not change.

• Only 3% of the water on Earth is fresh water, in addition, about 90% of this volume is contained in glaciers and groundwater. That is, humanity can use only a tiny fraction of the water on the planet.

• If the earth was a little closer or a little further in relation to the sun, we would not exist.

• 99% of the habitable space is represented by oceans.

• No other planet in the solar system has plate tectonics.

• 99% of all gold is in the core of the Earth.

• 75% of all species may disappear after 300 years.

• We know only 145 species of all life on Earth.

• The lowest temperature recorded in Antarctica: -92.2C.

• 90 percent of volcanic activity occurs in the oceans