Our Earth is the most diverse and incredible planet in the studied entire universe. It is not only our house, but also the habitat of various species of animals, plants and organisms that, indeed, make our planet unique. In search of extraterrestrial life, we sometimes forget about the familiar place with a variety of climatic conditions, the amazing natural phenomena and stories more exciting than any other fictional world. It is not surprising then that there are so many amazing facts that you might never heard.
Changing magnetic poles
Volcano acting now 2000 years
Earth is the only planet in the solar system, not named in honor of the deity.
All the planets that revolve around the Sun are named in honor of the gods and goddesses of ancient Rome, even those planets that were discovered after the fall of the empire – such as Neptune and Uranus.
On the Earth there is a small amount of freshwater
Coral Reef – the largest creature in the world
Among all living systems in the world coral reefs is the biggest. For example, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is longer than the Great Wall of China and is the only living creature that can be seen from space.
The lowest temperature – 89.2 degrees Celsius
The highest temperature – 57.8 degrees Celsius
The Earth is home to more than 8 million species
According to recent studies, scientists have been able to count 8.7 million different species of living organisms on the planet. However, another 90% need to catalog, and, according to experts, in fact, the world may be up to 100 million different kinds of living beings.
We investigated only 5% of the ocean
The fact that many species were unknown to science, should not be surprising, given the fact that humanity has examined only 5% of the oceans. And this is despite the fact that they cover 70% of the planet.
The Earth is not round
In fact, the Earth is not spherical. Its shape is flattened at the poles uniaxial ellipsoid. The shape formed due to the centrifugal force of the planet, which occurs at the time of rotation around its axis and forms a small bulge at the equator.