Earth Facts

Uranus
Uranus

Uranus is four times the physical size of the Earth.

The Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean

On average, the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of all of Earth's major oceans.

The Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest

More than 20 percent of the world's oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. More than half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals, and insects live in the tropical rainforests.

Sea Levels
Sea Levels

Sea levels on Earth would rise about 70 m (230 ft) if all the ice in Antarctica were to melt.

Volcanic Eruptions on Earth
Volcanic Eruptions on Earth

Between 10 and 20 volcanoes are erupting somewhere on Earth every day.

Mid-ocean Ridge System
Mid-ocean Ridge System

Earth's longest mountain range is actually underwater. Called the mid-ocean ridge system, it stretches over 80,000 km all around the world.

Global Warming
Global Warming

Global warming has raised the earth's average surface temperature of about 1.5F (0.8C) since the Industrial Revolution.

Stars
Stars

There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on the earth and the number of water molecules in ten drops of water is equal to all the stars in the known universe.

Ocean Floors
Ocean Floors

100% of the earth's ocean floor has been mapped to a maximum resolution of around 5 km.