Earth Facts

Oceans
Oceans

Earth's oceans are so large and deep, humans have only explored 5% of them.

Earth's Visibility
Earth's Visibility

The Earth, seen from the moon, also goes through phases.

Earth's Density
Earth's Density

Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System.

Mount Tambora Eruption
Mount Tambora Eruption

In 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted (believed to be the largest eruption of all time), creating a crater on its top 2,000 feet deep after it blew off 4,000 feet of the mountain.

Desert Rates on Earth
Desert Rates on Earth

One-third of Earth's land surface is partially or totally desert.

Earthquakes
Earthquakes

The most powerful earthquake ever recorded happened in 1960 when a 9.5 magnitude tremor shook Chile, destroying buildings, creating a series of tsunamis, and killing as many as 6,000 people.

Water States
Water States

Earth is the only place in the Solar System where water can be present in its three states: solid, liquid, and vapor.

Earth as An Organism
Earth as An Organism

Earth can be seen as a living, breathing organism: it regulates temperature, burns energy, continually renews its skin, and experiences changes to its face as it ages with time.

The Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest body of water on Earth and contains half of all the non-frozen water in the world.