25 Surprising Earth Facts You Probably Have Not Considered

What’s one of the most bizarre Earth facts you can think of? Is it the fact that every day, about 100 tons of dust-sized micro meteoroids enter the Earth´s atmosphere? Or how about the fact that, depending on where you are, you could be spinning at over 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h) as Earth rotates around its axis. These facts are but of a couple of the many mind-blowing things our planet has to offer. Home to about 7.3 billion humans, Earth is the only astronomical object known to have life, which is a pretty bizarre statement given the vastness of our known universe (just to give you an idea of the universe’s incomprehensible size, check out these crazy facts about our universe). Despite being small compared to most of the other objects found in space, Earth is a vast place brimming with spectacular natural features and breathtaking beauty. No other planet in the known universe can, for the moment, boast of such a diversity. Needless to say, our planet is awesome! Don’t you agree? From dark mysterious deep ocean abysses to what seems to be an everlasting thunderstorm, we bring you 25 Surprising Earth Facts You Probably Have Not Considered.

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Some lunar scientists believe Earth had two moons at one point in time. The smaller ‘twin’ of the current moon is thought to have only survived a few million years before it collided with the one we see today, leaving just one.

MoonSource: www.telegraph.co.uk, image: commons.wikimedia.org
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Although Earth is currently home to up to 14 million different species of life, scientists estimate that over 99 percent of all species that ever lived on our planet are now extinct.

DinosaurusSource and image: en.wikipedia.org
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While the world ocean covers almost 70 percent of the planet surface, we have only explored about 5 percent of it so far.

oceanSource: treehugger.com, image: pixabay.com
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Nuvvuagittuq Belt, a rock formation located on the shore of Hudson Bay near Quebec, is rumored to have the oldest rocks found on Earth. With an estimated age of about 4.3 billion years, these rocks are slightly younger than Earth itself which is thought to have been created 4.5 billion years ago.

Nuvvuagittuq BeltSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: commons.wikimedia.org
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It is estimated that more than 80% of Earth´s surface is volcanic in origin.

volcanoImage: todayifoundout.com, image: en.wikipedia.org


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