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Sunday, 8 October 2017

UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT EARTH

Hi Everyone! Today we are going to talk about NATURE.
Earth is the only planet in our solar system where life exists. Its been too long that living organisms live on Earth. We know everything about our Earth. Do we really know? No! Let us get into the facts.

1. MOON WAS ALSO THE PART OF THE EARTH.

About 4.36 Billions years ago, our Earth collided with planetary mass object. This planetary mass object is known as Theia. This collision with heavenly mass body lead to the formation of another planetary mass object as the collision divided the Earth's body into another part and this led to the formation of our only natural satellite MOON. After the formation of MOON, it took another billions of years to cross the Roche Limit. Roche Limit is the minimum distance upto which the MOON can revolves around the Earth without being torn apart. After this distance, MOON will be torn into a piece due to Earth's gravity force.

2. Mt. EVEREST IS NOT THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD!

Yes, it is right. Mt. Everest is not the highest mountain in the world. Hawaiian Mauna Kea, a mountain situated in Hawaii has altitude of 4,205 metres(13,795 feet). But the fact that makes it highest mountain is its height below the sea level. Biggest part of it is situated below the sea level, so if measured from the base it will be 10,203 metres(10,203 feet) high which is 1,355 metres(4,445 feet) more than the total altitude of Mt. Everest.

3. NEIGHBOURING STATES CAN HAVE 24HOURS TIME DIFFERENCE.

On the Earth, time zone is decided by the location of a place, i.e. its longitude, latitude and its situation from the equator(whether it is located east to the equator or west to equator). As we all know that standard time for all over the world is GMT(Greenwich Mean Time). Time difference between American Samoa and Line Islands, Kiribati is 25hours. Distance between these two states is only 200km but here NATURE is the boss!

4. DRIEST PLACE IS NOT SITUATED IN ATACAMA DESERT!

It was believed that the driest place in the world is in ATACAMA DESERT. People around the world believed this fact because ATACAMA DESERT hasn't had rainfall for 1000years. But there is a place on the Earth which did'nt recieved rainfall for more than 1000years. The Mc Murdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica have never seen any rainfall for 2 millions years. In spite after experiencing the heavy wind, which blows at 200 miles/hour, these areas remain dry.

5. MOST OF OUR PLANET LIES IN THE DARK.

Rotation of the earth causes day and night. When its day on one side, its night on the either side. In general life, we think that almost 50% of the earth lies on the day side and the other 50% lies on the night side. But, as we know that ocean covers 71% of the earth's total surface and the depth of water exposed to the sunlight is only 655feet( 200meters) and rest of water permanently lies in the dark. In this way, most of our planet lies in the dark.

6. CONTINENTS WILL REUNITE IN 250MILLIONS YEARS.

During the time of formation of earth, there was only one supercontinent (known as PANGEA) and rest were the water bodies. Pangea existed for 175-335 million year. However, due to the earthquakes and change in weather conditions, Pangea divided into two big continents, Laurasia and Gondwana. And later on, Laurasia and Gondwana divided into seven continents. Many geologists suggest that all the seven continents will reunite together after 250-300million years. Its a long time to spend! The reunited land formed will be known as PANGEA ULTIMA.

7. OLDEST TEMPLE.

There are many historical temples located on the earth. Angkorvat is one of them. The oldest temple on the earth is Göbekli Tepe, which is located in Southern Turkey. This temple is 12,000years old. Researchers said that the carvings on the pillars of the temple are the proof that a comet strike about 11,000years ago caused a sudden drop in the temperature on our planet. May be early man made that temple!
Thats all for now. Hope u enjoyed it.
Be updated for the next.
Good bye.. cheers!..

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Shivam

A tech and gadget lover who is passionate about writing. Life Goals: To shout from the Mountain Peak: Yes, I did it.

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