Basic Earth Facts

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Basic Earth Facts
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2011-04-16 16:29:48
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  1. What is the Earth's Circumference at the Equator?
    It is 24,859.82 mi or 40,075.16 km
  2. What is the Earth's Circumference between the North and South Poles?
    It is 24, 859.82 mi or 40,0008 km
  3. What is the Earth's diameter at the Equator?
    7,926.28 mi or 12,761.1 km
  4. What is the Earth's diameter at the poles?
    It is 7,899.80 mi or 12,713.5 km
  5. What is the average distance from the Earth to Sun?
    93,020,000 mi or 149,669,180 km
  6. What is the average distance from the Earth to Moon?
    238,857 mi or 384,403.1 km
  7. What is the point farthest from the center of the Earth?
    The peak of the volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador at 20,561 ft (6267 m)
  8. What is the age of Earth?
    4.5 to 4.6 billion years
  9. What is the atmospheric content?
    77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water
  10. What is the time for Earth to revolve around Sun?
    365.2425 days
  11. What is the chemical composition of the Earth?
    34.6% iron, 29.5% oxygen, 15.2% silicon, 12.7% magnesium, 2.4% nickel, 1.9% sulfur, and 0.05% titanium

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