Earth Facts

U.S. Gold Reserves
U.S. Gold Reserves

The U.S. by far has the world's largest gold reserves.

The Rafflesia Arnoldii
The Rafflesia Arnoldii

The flower with the world's largest bloom is the Rafflesia arnoldii. This rare flower is found in the rainforests of Indonesia.

Veryovkina Cave
Veryovkina Cave

Veryovkina Cave, the deepest known cave on Earth, has a depth of 2,212 meters.

The Tallest Tree
The Tallest Tree

The tallest known tree on Earth is a redwood tree in a California forest.

Magnetic Field of Earth
Magnetic Field of Earth

Earth has a very powerful magnetic field. This field protects the planet from the effects of solar winds and is believed to be a result of the nickel-iron core of the planet combined with its rapid rotation.

Days Are Getting Longer
Days Are Getting Longer

Earth days are getting longer by 1.7 milliseconds every century.

Standing on Earth
Standing on Earth

Someone standing on Earth's equator would be turning around Earth's center at 1,000 mph. However, someone standing at the poles would be standing still.

Moon and Daytime
Moon and Daytime

If the earth didn't have the moon, our days would only be 6 hours long.

Apollo 13 Mission
Apollo 13 Mission

In April 1970, the crew of NASA's Apollo 13 mission swung around the far side of the moon at an altitude of 158 miles (254 km), putting them 248,655 miles (400,171 km) away from Earth.