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Interesting facts about the Earth and Space that you should be known
Ever thought about how much do we know about the planet in which we live? How much of the universe is unexplored? How many mysteries we do not know? Did you know that people from all parts of the world have created their myths, inspired by the celestial bodies and skies? We can bring light into some of them by bringing to you these never known before facts!
The Earth has formed about 4.54 billion years ago but it became suitable for human lifeform around 3000 million years ago. Earth’s rotation is getting slower by 17 milliseconds every 100 years. It is home to over 100,000 islands.
The map of the earth is continuously changing. This includes the size, underlying tectonic plates, and sea level. It is said that the seven continents of the earth were joined into one single landmass called Pangea and it broke over the last 275 million years.
If all the salt were taken out of the ocean, it would be enough to cover the Earth’s land surface with a layer as high as a 40- story building! And we’d all probably have an endless supply of drinking water.
Earth’s inner core spins at a different speed to the rest of the planet. It gets 3 degrees hotter every hundred meters further down the earth’s crust. The inner core has such extreme temperatures that keep metal liquids and iron flowing.
Every year, the moon drifts 1.48 in (3.78 cm) further away from Earth. But since the Moon takes 27.3 days to turn once on its axis and it also takes exactly 27.3 days to complete its orbit around the Earth, it always presents the same face to the Earth. Coincidence? I think not.
Ten tons of space dust falls on the Earth every day.
The first time people got a glimpse of the whole Earth was in December 1968 when the astronauts of the Apollo 8 took pictures of the Earth rising above the horizon of the moon. That’s just 52 years ago
More than 300,000 impact craters wider than 0.6 miles (1 km) cover the moon’s surface. The moon has only 17% of the force of gravity that Earth has. There is no atmosphere on the Moon either. This is also why you weigh 1/6th of your weight on the Moon than on the Earth
It is estimated that there are 2 trillion galaxies in the parts of the universe we can see. By definition, we are at the center of our observable universe, but it is unknown where we are in the universe as a whole
Did you know there are more than 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe. Some of these stars are so large that if they took out Sun’s place. They would engulf Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
Saturn is so light in density; it could float on a pool! However, its size is so huge that you could fit 763 piles of earth inside with some room to spare! Saturn’s rings are made up of millions of ice crystals which vary in size