Welcome to Earth Why does life exist on Earth? How was Earth formed? A Year on Earth Earth's Visitors from Space Ten Facts about Earth
|Diameter||12,756 km / 7,926 miles|
|Avg. distance from Sun||149,597,890 km / 92,955,820 miles|
|Number of known moons||1|
|Time taken to turn on axis||23 hours, 56 minutes|
|Time taken to orbit Sun||365 days, 6 hours|
|Average surface temp.||15 °C / 59 °F|
Earth is the only planet in the Universe known to support life! A living planet, with abundant water, trees, plants and breathable air, Earth is a very special place, protected from dangerous sun rays and meteorites by its atmosphere. It is the third planet from the Sun, larger than three of the planets in the Solar System and smaller than the other four. It is kept company by one moon which to this date is the only other place to be visited by people from Earth.