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Planet Profile:

Equator Diameter:
12,756 km
Polar Diameter:
12,714 km
Orbit Distance:
149,598,262 km (1 AU)
Orbit Peroid:
365.26 days
5.97 x 10^24 kg
Surface Temp:
-88 to 58°C

Quick Facts:

  • The Earth’s rotation is gradually slowing; at approximately 17 milliseconds per hundred years
  • Earth has a powerful magnetic field due to its nickel-iron core, this helps protect us from solar wind
  • The Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System
  • The Earth's only natural satellite, The Moon, is slowly drifting further away.

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  • The Moon

Did you know?

Earth's atmosphere and oceans were formed by volcanic activity and outgassing that included water vapor. The origin of the world's oceans was condensation augmented by water and ice delivered by asteroids, protoplanets, and comets.

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