Interesting Planet Earth Facts
By The News Voice
Well how much do you know about the planet we call our home? Lets find some facts about it!
The Earth is our home, the only place in the universe where we know for certain that life exists.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun at a distance of about 93 million. And Earth is the only planet not named for a mythological god or goddess unlike other planets in our solar system.
Earth’s atmosphere is composed of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and trace amounts of other gases including argon and carbon dioxide.
Earth is a rocky planet with a solid and dynamic surface of mountains, canyons, plains and more. Most of our planet, 71% of it is covered in water.
Earth's core is the very hot, very dense center of our planet. The core is found about 2,900 kilometres below Earth's surface
As you’re aware, Earth has one moon, But did you know there are 2 asteroids locked into a co-orbital orbits with Earth? They’re called 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29. Sometimes Cruithne is also called Earths second moon.
Earth has a protective shield. That is our atmosphere. It protects us from incoming meteoroids, most of which break up in our atmosphere before they can strike the surface.
Earth has a powerful magnetic field, it is mostly caused by electric currents in the liquid outer core. This field protects the Earth from the effects of solar wind.
Earth is the Only Planet Known to Have Life in the whole universe. So, Our home planet, Earth is the perfect place for life as we know it.