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Third planet in the Solar system

  • Earth is the only known astronomical body where life form exists.
  • Earth is the Blue Plant of the Solar system. It is called Terra in Latin.
  • Earth’s mass is more of Iron than Oxygen.
  • Earth has at least five co-orbital asteroids.
  • First human to orbit the Earth was Yuri Gagarin.
  • The furthest point humans have traveled from Earth is 400,171 km when in 1970, the Apollo 13 was on its mission.
  • Earth is also called Blue Planet because it appears Blue in color because of Oceans.
  • It is called Terra in Latin.
  • Earth's age is about 4.54 billion years.
  • Some or the other life forms will continue on Earth for another 500 million to 2.3 billion years.
  • Earth orbits the Sun once every 366.26 times it rotates.
  • Only 11 percent of the earth's surface is used to grow food.
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