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In Roman Mythology, the goddess of the Earth was
Earth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on the surface (though there may be liquid ethane or methane on Titan's surface and liquid water beneath the surface of Europa).
The Earth's atmosphere is 77% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, with traces of argon, carbon dioxide and water.
seds.lpl.arizona.edu /nineplanets/nineplanets/earth.html   (1598 words)

  World Almanac for Kids
In common with the entire solar system, the earth is moving through space at the rate of approximately 20.1 km/sec or 72,360 km/hr (approximately 12.5 mi/sec or 45,000 mph) toward the constellation of Hercules.
The earth consists of five parts: the first, the atmosphere, is gaseous; the second, the hydrosphere, is liquid; the third, fourth, and fifth, the lithosphere, mantle, and core, are largely solid.
Clearly the magnetism of the earth is the result of a dynamic rather than a passive condition, which would be the case if the iron core of the earth were solid and passively magnetized.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/space/earth.html   (2467 words)

 Earth Introduction
Earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun at a distance of about 150 million kilometers (93.2 million miles).
The Earth and Moon were imaged by Mariner 10 from 2.6 million kilometers while completing the first ever Earth-Moon encounter by a spacecraft capable of returning high resolution digital color image data.
To the left of the mountains is the vast Ross Ice Shelf and the shelf's sharp border with the dark waters of the Ross Sea.
www.solarviews.com /eng/earth.htm   (1583 words)

On the other hand, the activities of Earth's dominant lifeform (Homo sapiens sapiens) have been increasing the level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere which appears to be promoting a rising trend in global temperatures, melting ice deposits, and rising sea levels (more from the IPCC).
By mass, the Earth is composed of mostly iron (35 percent), oxygen (30 percent), silicon (15 percent), and magnesium (13 percent).
Earth has a modest magnetic field produced by electric currents generated in its metallic core by its rapid spin, which is distorted into a tear-drop shape by the solar wind.
www.solstation.com /stars/earth.htm   (2255 words)

The Earth is 4.5 to 4.6 billion years old, but the oldest known rocks are about 4 billion years old and rocks older than 3 billion years are rare.
Earth is the only planet on which water can exist in liquid form on the surface (though there may be liquid ethane or methane on Titan's surface and liquid water beneath the surface of Europa).
There was probably a very much larger amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere when the Earth was first formed, but it has since been almost all incorporated into carbonate rocks and to a lesser extent dissolved into the oceans and consumed by living plants.
www.seds.org /nineplanets/nineplanets/earth.html   (1598 words)

 Earth Care International - Home
Earth Care works with sustainability as a process and a way of seeing the world through which communities can transform the economic and social systems that damage or weaken the integrity of the Earth’s ecosystems.
Earth Care offers young people the opportunity to participate in their community and to become visionary leaders capable of creating an abundant and sustainable world.
Earth Care now explores, "What is the best way to educate and engage youth in transforming the business sector to be more sustainable." Our experience includes a youth-run cafe that involved teen employees, youth volunteers, and adult mentors.
www.earthcare.org   (675 words)

 NASA - Earth
Earth is slightly closer to the sun in early January (winter in the Northern Hemisphere) and farther away in July.
Earth's spin causes it to bulge slightly at its middle, the equator.
The slow flow of Earth's mantle drags the crust along, causing the continents to move, mountains to form, and volcanoes and earthquakes to occur.
www.nasa.gov /worldbook/earth_worldbook.html   (8595 words)

The Earth's axis is tilted from perpendicular to the plane of the ecliptic by 23.45°.
The temperature on Earth ranges from between -127°F to 136°F (-88°C to 58°C; 185 K to 311 K).
The Earth's atmosphere is a thin layer of gases that surrounds the Earth.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/astronomy/planets/earth   (929 words)

Networked EARTH represents all the online viewers by positioning satellites, and indicates a "best guess" as to where that viewer is in reality, located on the planet.
The simplest level of EARTH is the easily accessible Java browser module, a simplified browser-enabled version that shows the Earth from a high orbital view.
The overview of EARTH is projected on a translucent latex weather balloon, placing the three-dimensional EARTH rendering in the "real," three-dimensional world.
www.cityarts.com /earth   (646 words)

Earth is opening for aspeed metal band so ther are plenty of mustaches and long shorty hair do's.
Earth 2 recorded in august at Avast studios with Stewart Hallerman at the helm.
Earth holds on and finishes the song, all 25 minutes of it.
ogami.subpop.com /bands/earth/earthbio.html   (858 words)

 Structure of the Earth
The outermost layer of the Earth is the crust.
Earth's magnetic field is believed to be controlled by the liquid outer core.
The Earth is separated into layers based on mechanical properties in addition to composition.
scign.jpl.nasa.gov /learn/plate1.htm   (294 words)

 StarChild: The planet Earth
Earth is the only inner planet in our solar system that has liquid water on its surface.
Earth's amazing gaseous atmosphere is responsible for making life possible on this, the third planet from the Sun.
Earth rotates on an imaginary axis which is tilted at a 23.5 degree angle.
starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/earth.html   (394 words)

 ORRERY: Earth - our home planet
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the first to have a moon, a common feature of all of the other planets beyond our orbit.
The Earth is accompanied by one natural satellite; the Moon.
The story of how humanity finally conquered the earth's oceans is brought to life by Dava Sobel in her best-selling book: Longitude.
www.harmsy.freeuk.com /earth.html   (599 words)

 Earth and Moon Viewer
In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface.
The Earth and Moon Viewer would have been enormously more difficult to implement without the help of the software and imagery mentioned in the credits.
Home Planet, Earth screen saver, Sky screen saver, Moontool, Craters screen saver, and an Excel catalogue of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview/vplanet.html   (335 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - The Earth
Unlike other planets, the Earth's crust is made of plates which gradually slide across the globe at about the same speed as your fingernails grow.
Earth is the only planet in the Solar System on which conditions are right for intelligent life to evolve.
Earth's terrain is the most varied of any planet of the Solar System.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/earth/index.shtml   (506 words)

 Solar System Exploration: Planets: Earth
Earth, our home planet, is the only planet in our solar system known to harbor life - life that is incredibly diverse.
For instance, Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest in the solar system.
Earth's diameter is just a few hundred kilometers larger than that of Venus.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /planets/profile.cfm?Object=Earth   (191 words)

 Curious About Astronomy? The Earth
However, Earth is part of our solar system neighborhood, and many things happening on Earth are directly related to other objects in the solar system.
For instance, we know that on Earth the mineral hematite is often formed in hot-spring type environments, and so when Mars Global Surveyor detected hematite on the surface of Mars, it was evidence that there might once have been liquid water there.
The oldest Earth rocks are about 3.8 billion years old, although some small, very old grains found in sandstone have been dated at 4.1 billion years.
curious.astro.cornell.edu /earth.php   (1430 words)

 MySpace.com - EARTH - SEATTLE, Washington - Other / Other / Other - www.myspace.com/earthofficial
Earth record their next album "Earth2 " in August 2002 at Avast studios with Stuart Hallerman at the helm.
The group travels to Studio.45, (which happens to be in the old Colt manufacturing plant) in Hartford, Connecticut to record with Mike Deming."Pentastar" (In The Style of Demons) is a result of the Connecticut sessions and is released July 23rd 1996 on Sub Pop.
Earth performs as a drums and guitar duo for the first time.
www.myspace.com /earthofficial   (1097 words)

Earth, our home planet, is a beautiful blue and white ball when seen from space.
The third planet from the Sun, it is the largest of the inner planets.
Earth is the only planet known to support life and to have liquid water at the surface.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/earth/earth.html   (89 words)

 Amazon.com: Earth: DVD: Maia Sethna,Nandita Das,Kulbhushan Kharbanda,Babby Singh,Kitu Gidwani,Raghuvir Yadav,Kabir ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earth, The second film in Deepa Mehta's controversial trilogy is an emotionally devastating love story set within the sweeping social upheaval and violence of 1947 India.
Building to a shattering climax, Earth is a devastating human drama in which desire unfolds into a stirring tale of love and the ultimate betrayal.
Maia Sethna as Lenny Sethna, Nandita Das as Shanta, the Ayah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Imam Din, Babby Singh as Yousaf, Kitu Gidwani as Bunty Sethna,
  Middle earth encyclopedia, middle earth elvish, diablo 2 middle earth mod   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born from the ashes of imladris middle earth encyclopedia.net, the Council-of-Elrond was created to continuethe community that had developed over the years at that wonderful site.
Encyclop?dia Britannica Premium Service middle earth encyclopedia.The studies of the solid Earth and the water on and within it and the air.
When folksfirst come across the Middle Earth action figures, they tend to have the.
www.matcheyes.com /middle_earth/middle_earth_encyclopedia.html   (328 words)

 Astronomy - Earth -
Surface: From space, Earth looks like the blue water world it is. About 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water, and 97 percent of all that water is in the salty oceans.
Atmosphere: Earth's atmosphere is a mixture of gasses that becomes thinner as we move away from the planet toward space.
Earth's high ozone layer filters out the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, protecting the living beings on the surface.
www.astronomy.com /asy/default.aspx?c=a&id=1218   (368 words)

 Earth - Astronomy for Kids
Earth would present as great a puzzle to them as the gas giants of our own solar system (Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus) present to scientists here on Earth.
Our seasons occur because Earth does not stand straight up on its axis, but instead is slightly tilted on its north to south axis (the axis is the imaginary line that runs through the planet, just like the spindle in a toy top).
As Earth goes around the Sun during the year, different parts of the planet are tilted towards the Sun.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/planets/earth   (1240 words)

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