50 Amazing Facts About Earth

by Jason Major on April 22, 2013

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50 Facts About Earth

Do you know how much material falls onto Earth from space every day? How many different species there are in the ocean? How far the continents move every year? In honor of Earth Day here’s a very cool infographic that answers those questions about our planet — and 47 more!

Check out the full version below:

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And for more interesting information about our planet, click here and here.

Infographic provided by Giraffe Childcare and Early Learning (Dublin, Ireland)

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A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Mohamed Lotfy April 22, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Great post

ishtiaq April 22, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Great job!well don sir.

"Me" April 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Eden Earth. Home.

Kevin Frushour April 22, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Proud to be a resident!

Grimbold April 22, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Excellent. I will be sharing this with people.

Adrian Morgan April 23, 2013 at 1:17 AM

A pity that the dinosaur/oxygen thing is wrong (they’re thinking of Carboniferous insects). I don’t know if there are any other errors, but clearly their fact checking wasn’t thorough.

Brian Switek April 23, 2013 at 1:31 AM

What a lovely infographic. Which is why I’m sorry to say that Adrian is right. Prehistoric oxygen levels had nothing to do with increased dinosaur size. Reproductive biology and the presence of air sacs in the biggest dinosaurs allowed them to get so large. If anything, oxygen levels might have been a little lower during the time of the biggest dinosaurs. I recently wrote an explainer all about this subject: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/25/dinosaur-reproduction-not-ancient-gravity-made-sauropods-super-sized/

Jason Major April 23, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Interesting. I’ll let the authors know. Thanks.

Jason Major April 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Ok, rather than enter into a discussion about how dinos did get so big (which is too complex for a factoid) I took it upon myself to revise it to something else entirely. (Via Robert Gonzalez’ article here: http://io9.com/could-you-outrun-a-tyrannosaurus-rex-470867213).

Patrick Gorman April 23, 2013 at 3:02 AM

The highest temperature on Earth in Libya was de-certified by the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) in January 2012. The highest temperature recorded is now 134 degrees in Death Valley in 1913.

Bill H April 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM

“Procuded by”? Oops.

Jason Major April 23, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Holy smokes. Not good for a learning center, eh? I had to fix that bit myself then.

docja April 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I don’t know if someone else has already pointed this out, but the length of a solar day, which goes from noon one day to noon the next, and which is the one that really counts for us creatures here on the surface, is exactly 24 hours.

Nick HempStar April 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM

great chart of facts. pass it along too teach r kids.cuz most dont know this

Thomas April 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Lovely infographic!!

nikka blando May 3, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Super helpful!!^^ and I really find the drawings attractive that makes the trivias more interesting.

nikka blando May 3, 2013 at 6:40 AM

uhhmm. there is someone who corrected about the “24 hours” thingy. Is ti really 24 hours or 23 hrs., 54 mns and 4sec.?

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