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- Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun in our solar system.
It is approximately 93 million miles from the sun.
- The Earth has a diameter of 7,926 miles.
- Earth is the only planet known to support life.
- It takes 365 and 1/4 days for the Earth to orbit the sun one
time. Every 4 years we add the additional day (4 x 1/4) to our calendar in February
as Leap Day.
- A day (from sunrise to sunset) on Earth is only 24 hours
- The Earth's atmosphere is made up of nitrogen, oxygen, argon,
and other gases.
- Earth is covered with mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes, and
- The Earth's average temperature is 57° F. The highest
temperature recorded is 136° F and the lowest temperature recorded is -128° F.
- The Earth has 1 moon which moves with the earth in an
elliptical orbit around the sun .
- About 70% of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
- Scientists think that the Earth is about 4.65 billion years
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