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Planet Overview - Earth

Earth is the only planet we know of in our solar system that humans can live on. No other planet has oceans, other life forms, and enough oxygen to comfortably breathe. Because we have so much water, Earth is called the Blue Planet. From space the oceans combined with the atmosphere makes the planet look blue.

Earth - What It's All About

About 71 per cent of the Earth is covered with water. Earth is the only planet where water can exist in liquid form on the surface. Even though we have water coming out of our ears, only one percent of it is drinkable. Most of it is frozen or salty. Earth is the fifth largest planet and the third planet from the Sun with only Mercury and Venus being closer. It's about 24,920 miles around Earth at the equator. That means it would take 33,000,000 people holding hands to reach all the way around. The land on Earth is made of several plates and at one time all of these plates were joined together, making it possible to walk from one side of the Earth to the other. Plates are individual pieces that are always moving so the land keeps drifting apart slowly. Today there are seven distinct land masses known as continents.

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Earth - Fun Facts

  • A thousand tons of meteor dust falls to Earth every day.
  • Only 11 percent of the Earth's surface is used to grow food.
  • Wind carries over 100 million tons of sand grains around the Earth every year. That means if you live in the United States, you could have sand from the Gobie desert in China reach you.
  • Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The entire continent is made of ice.

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k_anne01
k_anne01 posted in New Users:
Hey there! I am new to this.. My name is Kailey and I am almost 16 years old. I really could use some uplifting friends! I love traveling the world (in Greece while typing this), photographing moments, and getting a little sweaty. Hit me up if you wanna talk!
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Ummmmmmm yeah can't choose you?
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Oh yeah also share your Paranormal Supernatural Magical experiences as well  Blessed be
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Be completely honest with me here the answer from me is Heck Yeah. What about you? And p.s. leave your favorite magical quotes here too " but I can't be a wizard I'm Harry just Harry "-Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone
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I know that this won't cure depression but it could help a little bit Read a happy book Go walking alone or with friends Listen to happy music A little weird but sign up for boxing to help with anger Or join any sport Write in a journal Write songs Write stories Watch a feel good movie with or without friends and eat brownies and ice cream and every other junk food you can think of Remember don't listen to what other people think unless it's nice don't self harm or hate don't commit suicide and eat junk food until your sick LoL (but seriously don't eat it until your sick) think happy thoughts!
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