Amazing Facts You Must Know About Earth(Part 1) (Interestingawesome.blogspot.com)
Earth is our home planet. And it is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life. Earth is the third planet from the Sun and it is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. Earth can be studied with the aid of spacecraft, books and of course, with the internet. Earth is made up of complex, interactive systems that are often unpredictable. Air, water, land, and life including humans combine forces to create a constantly changing world that we are striving to understand. So we began to search an answers for our burning questions about mother Earth. Scientists around the world have discovered many things about our planet by working together and sharing their findings. Some facts are well known, some are mysteries, some are mind blowing, and some are true but hard to believe. So take a little journey with us because we are going to highlight some of the best, amazing true facts about our world.You Can Check the 2nd part of this post from below link which include more astonishing facts. Fascinating Amazing Facts About Our Earth That You Must Read Right Now.
- Earth's got a heartbeat that can be felt in space. The beat is a quasi standing electromagnetic wave that beats fundamentally at around 8 cycles per second. Around a thousand lightning strikes that strike earth every moment, excite these electromagnetic resonances, called Schuman resonances (SR) in the cavity between the lower ionosphere and earth's surface.
- The tallest waterfall on earth is not Angel Falls, but a 2.2 miles high underwater waterfall called Denmark Strait Cataract located in the Atlantic ocean between Greenland and Iceland.
- And its not just waterfalls; there are huge secret rivers, complete with rapids and islands that flow down the sea shelves out into the desertic abyssal plains creating river banks and flood plains. These saltier than sea water rivers carry sediments and ingredients much like our terrestrial rivers and could be vital in sustaining life in the deep hostile plains. The world's sixth largest river (by volume ) is below the Black Sea. It is 350 times larger than Thames and 150 feet deep at places.
- The driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert , in Chile, is ironically right next to the largest water reservoir of the planet: thePacific Ocean .
- It is said that the city of Calama , located in the Atacama desert, has not seen a drop of rain for 400 years, until 1972 when it was wet from a sudden storm.
- Although everyone has the feeling of being well anchored to the ground, in reality no one is; at this very moment we are all spinning and flying quickly in space! Depending on where we are, we can rotate at a speed that can exceed 1600 km / h. In the meantime, we are moving around the sun at a speed of 100,000 km / h.
- We know that oceans cover 70% of the planet, but the truth is that we have only explored 5% of them. Experts estimate that there are between 5 and 100 million species on Earth, but the man was able to identify only 2 million. There is still so much to discover.
- The warmest sea in the world is the Red Sea, where temperatures range from 68 degrees to 87.8 degrees F depending upon which part you measure.
- During infancy when the atmosphere consisted little oxygen, methanogenesis was splitting a part of ocean waters into hydrogen, deuterium and oxygen. It worked better with hydrogen and hydrogen and deuterium being light, rose through the atmosphere and floated off into space. And the current rate of loss is about 3 kg hydrogen per second.
- Lightning strikes reach the ground on Earth as much as 8 million times per day or 100 times per second, according to the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory . Out of all the lightning strikes in the world, the United States accounts for about 20 million of the total number of lightning strikes each year.
- That is as dramatic as finding a rain-forest in the middle of a desert. Phytoplanktons need sunlight to survive. Previously the Arctic sea ice used to block sunlight from reaching the waters below it. But the young ice that is replacing the old sheets is thin and covered with melt pools that act like transient skylights and magnifying glasses. Taking advantage, phytoplanktons are growing in amounts 4 times greater than the neighboring ice free waters. The bloom extended laterally for more than 62 miles underneath the ice sheet and extended downwards for 70 meters, dense like a pea soup.
- Before trees were common, the Earth was covered with giant mushrooms.
- Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960's.
- As a percentage of the size of the body it orbits, the Moon is the largest satellite of any planet in our solar system. In real terms, however, it is only the fifth largest natural satellite.
- The Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System. This varies according to the part of the planet; for example, the metallic core is denser than the crust. The average density of the Earth is approximately 5.52 grams per cubic centimeter.
- Earth doesn’t take 24 hours to rotate on its axis
- It’s actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds. This is the amount of time it takes for the Earth to completely rotate around its axis; astronomers call this a sidereal day.
- A year on Earth isn’t 365 days .It’s actually 365.2564 days. It’s this
extra .2564 days that creates the need for leap years. That’s why we tack on an
extra day in February every year
- Earth has 1 moon and 2 co-orbital satellite. As you’re probably aware, Earth has 1 moon (The Moon). But did you know there are 2 additional asteroids locked into a co orbital orbits with Earth? They’re called 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29.
- 3753 Cruithne is 5 km across, and sometimes called Earth’s second moon. It doesn’t actually orbit the Earth, but has a synchronized orbit with our home planet. It has an orbit that makes it look like it’s following the Earth in orbit, but it’s actually following its own, distinct path around the Sun.
- The deepest lake in the world is in the former USSR and it is Lake Baikal. It has a length of 400 miles, a width of roughly 30, but its depth is just over a mile: 5,371 feet down. It is deep enough, so is speculated, that all five of the next largest lakes: The Great Lakes could be emptied into it.
- Experts from the USGS claim that roughly 1,000 tons of space debris rains down on Earth every year.
- The dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) could be considered the tallest mountain in the world. If you measure it from its base in the Hawaiian Trough (3,300 fathoms deep) to its summit of 13,796 feet, it reaches a height of 33,476 feet.
- The world’s deadliest recorded earthquake occurred in 1557 in central China, more than 830,000 people were killed.
- The Largest Ocean of the World is the Pacific Ocean (155,557,000 sq km), It covers nearly one-third of the Earth's surface.
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