Earth, being the only known planet that can bear life, is one of the most complex planets that ever existed in the solar system. Every living organism has its needs and requires some basic needs to survive in this life and that is what planet of Earth provides. It provides all the basic necessities and also many other options to living organisms so that they better sustain in this life.
As mentioned earlier, Earth is really a complex planet and so there arises numerous unknown facts. For you, we have compiled up interesting 15 facts about Earth. Check and enjoy!
15. Carbon Balance
The plates of the Earth that are called tectonic plates always remain in motion and thus known for the earthquakes. But these Tectonic plates also plays a very important vital role in maintain the Carbon Balance in the Earth that allows the life to thrive on earth.
14. Hottest Temperature
The hottest temperature on Earth recorded from the beginning of the Earth till now is almost 57.8 degree Centigrade in the region of El Azizia, Libya, in the year of 1922.
13. Lowest Temperature
Since the beginning of the Earth, the coldest temperature was recorded in the area of Antarctica, the vostok station. And that temperature was almost 89.2 degree Centigrade recorded. This is the lowest temperature recorded on the Earth ever since.
Gravity on the Earth is not distributed equally in the whole Earth. Some regions of earth have less gravity as compared to other regions. These areas which suffer less gravity are Hudson Bay in Canada. This is due to the fact that at this place, there is less land mass.
11. Magnetic Poles
Another most interesting fact about Earth is that it consists of magnetic poles that are separate from each other. But in the coming future, these magnetic poles will switch causing several different problems.
10. Longest Mountain
According to the scientists, the longest mountain on Earth is not on land but it is situated deep inside the water. It is called the mid ocean ridge system that stretches far almost 80,000 km all around the world covering many countries of the world.
9. The Atmosphere
Many layers of atmosphere cover the planet of Earth. These layers perform protective functions to the planet but the last layer of atmosphere, Troposphere supports life on Earth and is the thinnest layer of all.
It is commonly believed that the deserts on Earth are consisted of only sand. But it is not true. The fact is that, Earth’s deserts consist of more than 85 percent of rocks and gravel.
7. Earth is not round
Another most interesting fact about Earth is that it is not completely round. Its shape is called oblate spheroid that means it is slightly flattened at top and bottom plates.
6. Salt in Oceans
It is a common known fact that water in oceans is salty. But not everybody knows that if we evaporate the water from the oceans, the remaining crystalized salt will cover almost 500 foot layer of salt.
5. Largest Sea
The largest Sea on the planet of Earth is the Caspian Sea that lies on the border between Iran and Russia.
4. Softest Mineral
The softest mineral that ever existed on Earth is Talc that is available in the variety of forms. It can be used in many ways to make use of them like glaze, ceramics, and paper.
3. Active Volcano on Earth
Another fascinating fact about Earth is, the most active erupter is actually Stromboli Volcano that is located in Southern Italy. For the past 2 thousand years, it has been erupting continuously.
2. Oceans, oceans and oceans
Almost 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with oceans and of it, only 5 percent of the total oceans are explored by human beings.
1. The largest Single living plant
The most interesting fact about Earth is the largest single living plant on Earth was the fungus of mushroom that grew to almost 2.200 acres of the land on Earth.