The Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and it is the only known planet to support life

Greenland 🇬🇱 is the largest island on Earth!

If the Sun were the size of a ball, Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball, and the Earth would be as small as a pea.

About 8.7 million species of living organisms live on Earth. And guess how many species of these live in the ocean? About 2.2 million, and the rest live on land!

Can you remember the name of the navigator who made the first round-the-world trip 🚢? His name was Magellan!

The Earth has just one natural satellite. It is the Moon.

 Our planet was named “blue planet”. Can you guess why? When astronauts first saw Earth from space, they saw mostly water. And it is obvious as it covers 70% of the Earth’s surface.

In the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, there is a place where a number of aircraft and ships have disappeared 😳. Sounds interesting, huh? It was named Bermuda Triangle 🚩.

The Earth in Numbers

5 to 6 billion years

Guess how old our planet is? The age of the Earth is 5 to 6 billion years. P.S. The Moon and the Sun are about the same age.

10 to 20

From 10 to 20 volcanoes erupt somewhere on Earth every day.

29 029 feet

The highest point on Earth is Mount Everest, which stands 29,029 feet (8 848 meters) tall.

Fun Facts about Animals

Did you know that a squirrel plants more trees than the average person in a lifetime? How can this be? Squirrels hide acorns and nuts underground and then forget where exactly they hid them.

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