25 Earth Facts That Might Surprise You

25 Earth Facts That Might Surprise You
25 Earth Facts That Might Surprise You

Planet Earth is the most unique planet in our galaxy (at least until we find another one which houses life). So unique in fact that it has taken us our whole existence to study it and we still don’t fully understand everything about it. Nevertheless, what we do know about our home planet is still pleasantly surprising. From the absurd amount of lightning strikes in a day to its varying gravity force these are 25 Earth facts that might surprise you.

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The driest place on Earth would be Antarctica's Dry Valleys. It hasn't rained there for over 2 million years.

Driest place on Earth: Antarctica's Dry Valleys
24

Wind transports 40 million tonnes of dust from the Sahara to the Amazon every year

Sahara desert

23

The temperature of the Earth's core is 5500 degrees celsius (9900 degrees fahrenheit). That is the same temperature as the surface of the sun

Earth's Core
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99% of the gold on Earth lies in its core

Earth fact: 99% of the gold on Earth lies in its core

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Earth is the only planet in the solar system with plate tectonics. Without them carbon would not be recycled and the Earth would overheat, something like Venus.

earth facts: plate tectonics


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