THE PLANET EARTH
The core of the Earth is 88% Iron
The crust of the Earth is 47% Oxygen
70 % of the Earth’s surface is covered in Water
30% of the surface is crust
The Earth appears a ‘Blue Planet’ from Space
The movement of molten iron at the Earth’s inner core, creates a magnetic field with poles at the north and south ends of the planet. The Magnetic Field extends outwards, thousands of kilometres from the planet, creating an area known as the Magnetosphere.
The Magnetosphere protects us from the Sun’s radiation and deflects particles in the Solar Wind from stripping the Earth of its atmosphere, as it did on Mars.
The earth’s atmosphere extends to about 10,000 km - 6,200 miles – above the surface, but 75% of its atmosphere is contained within the first 11 km.
A year on Earth is 365.2564 days long. The extra .2564 creates the need for a leap year every 4 years.
It takes 23 hours 56 minutes and 4 seconds for the earth to rotate once. The other 3 minutes and 56 seconds are made up of the Earth moving about 1 degree a day on its annual journey around the Sun.
All material things are what our senses tell us is solid and real in the Material Universe. The Universe diversified from one material atom – hydrogen, so the Universe must be uniform in varying degrees.
There is evidence of historic water and organic molecules on Mars.
The building blocks of life have been found on Saturn’s moon Titan.
Amino acids are observed in nebulae in deep space.
Speculation of life beneath the icy crusts of the Europa and Titan, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.