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An interesting fact about Earth is that the International Space Station orbits just outside its atmosphere. It is the size of a football field, and is an international partnership between space agencies from the USA, Russia, Japan, Europe, and Canada. Astronauts conduct research that will be helpful to us as we look to venture away from our own planet.

Earth was named for the Greek goddess Gaia, who created all life with her husband Uranus, the sky god.

Earth is about 93,000,000 miles away from the Sun, or 1 Astronomical Unit (AU), which is the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Its radius is 3,959 miles, and its core temperature is 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit.

A 100-pound person on Earth would weigh -- 100 pounds!

Depending on where you live, the atmosphere would be fine for humans. It’s in what scientists call the “Goldilocks zone” - which means it’s just right for human habitation.

We only have one moon - the Moon. The Moon's name has nothing really to do with Earth's mythology. Until Galileo discovered Jupiter’s moons, we never thought of other planets having moons, so we just called it “The Moon”.

Earth was discovered when we first realized we could think! It’s always been here, and we’ve always lived on Earth.

I would go to Saturn, because I always wanted to be on one of its moons and watch the planet rise over the horizon!


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