Earth is our home. Isn’t fascinating to know more about our home and its neighborhood? Here we have compiled 5 true and accurate facts about Earth and Space which you can read out to your growing kid. Earth The earth is the third planet from the sun and one of the most special in the solar system. It is approximately 149,597,890km away from the sun and is the only planet known to sustain life. The earth consists of 70% water, which is only 0.25% of the total mass of the planet. 8% of the earth consists of volcanoes, 11% is fertile land used to grow crops, 10% is covered in ice, and a fifth of the earth’s surface is desert lands. The temperature of the earth’s core is around 7,500 Kelvin, which is hotter than the surface of the sun! The axis of the earth is tilted at an angle of 23 degrees. This causes us to have four seasons in a year. Very strong earthquakes on the ocean floor cause deadly waves known as Tsunamis. Volcanic eruptions in and around the ocean can also cause tsunamis.
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