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The Planet Earth

Interesting facts about the planet Earth

The Planet EarthEarth is the third planet from the sun. It is also the planet that we live on. Earth's abundance of water supports a huge variety of animal and plant life. The earth has one natural satellite, the moon.

Interesting facts about the planet Earth:

  • Average distance from the sun:  93,000,000
  • Rank in size among the planets:  5th 
  • Diameter at the equator:  7,926 miles 
  • Planet type: Solid, rocky surface with vast oceans of water
  • Mass:  5.976 x 1024 
  • Surface temperature:  approximately -60 F to 120 F 
  • Orbital velocity:  18.51 miles/sec 
  • Earth days required to orbit the sun:  365.26 
  • Tilt of axis:  2327' 
  • Earth days required to rotate on its axis: 1 (24 hours) 
  • Escape velocity:  6.96 miles/sec 
  • Number of moons:  1 
  • Does it have and atmosphere?  yes 

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