Hello World!

A few facts about the world we live in

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and is the largest of the terrestrial planets. Unlike the other planets in the solar system that are named after classic dieties, the Earth's name comes from the Anglo-Saxon word erda which means ground or soil. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

About the Earth

Top 3 Earth Facts

  1. The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing
  2. A year isn't exactly 365 days, and the earth doesn't take 24 hours to rotate
  3. 70% of the Earth's surface is water, and only one third of its fresh water is unfrozen

Earth's Nearest Neighbors

NameRadiusAverage Temperature
Mars3390 km-55 °C
Venus6052 km460 °C

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