How far is the Planet Earth away from the Sun?
Our Planet is the third closest to the Sun in our Solar System, the
average distance being 150 million Km.
The term Earth refers
to the planet as a physical entity and distinguishes it from
other planets. The World
is used to describe the place where the human civilisation
lives, from a global, rather than a national or a regional,
How big is it? More Facts about the
Planet Earth is not very big, it has a diameter of 12,756 km and a
mass of 5.972e24 kg..
What do we know of
Earth's single Moon ?
The Earth has
only one moon and it is of course called "The Moon" or in Latin
Luna. The Moon is particularly interesting as its the closest
planetary body to us, but also the only extraterrestrial body
mankind has set foot on.
Facts about the
Planet Earth and Earth's Moon
Man's first encounter with the Moon was
the Soviet probe Luna probe in 1959, the most important being when
Neil Armstrong and then 'Buzz' Aldrin set foot on the moon from
surface from the Eagle Lander on the 20th July 1969, It really was
'One small step for man, One giant leap for mankind'. The Moon
Earth's only satellite orbits our planet 384,400 km above our
heads it has a diameter of 3476 km and a mass of 7.35e22 kg. The
Moon has no atmosphere and it's Gravity is only 38% as strong as
Facts about Space