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Interesting Facts about the Earth

Did you know that:

  1. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life

  2. The Earth was once believed to be the centre of the universe

  3. Earth is the only planet not named after a god: the other seven planets in our solar system are all named after Roman gods or goddesses

  4. 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water

  5. A year on Earth isn’t 365 days -it’s actually 365.26 days. It’s this extra .26 days that creates the need for leap years

  6. Only 3% water of the earth is fresh, rest 97% salted. Of that 3%, over 2% is frozen in ice sheets and glaciers?


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