10 amazing little-known facts about the Earth

Techno 28 January, 2018

2018-01-28 10:58

10 amazing little-known facts about the Earth
For many centuries people have devoted their lives to find out how exactly does the Earth.

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To learn something new about our planet is an unusual experience, reports Rus.Media. Sometimes, it makes you see the world in a whole new way. For many centuries people have devoted their lives to find out how exactly does the Earth. Sometimes we wonder about what we breathe and what we drink, because too busy with urgent business. However, it never hurts to take a minute to learn some interesting facts about the planet Earth.

1. The longest mountain range on Earth extends over 70 thousand miles and is under water.

It’s called the Mid-ocean ridge.

2. More than half of the water mass of the Earth concentrated in the Pacific.

The Pacific ocean is the largest ocean on the earth and contains half of all the unfrozen water masses of the Earth.

3. The oceans are so deep, that he studied the people only 5%.

Despite existing technology, a large portion of the ocean bottom of the planet cannot be studied due to the fact that the water prevents the passage of radio waves. In fact, scientists can create a more accurate map of Mars, the moon and Venus than on the ocean floor.

4. In the deepest place in the world was visited by only 3 people, while on the highest point of the planet – 3 thousand persons.

The deepest part of the Mariana trench is called the ” Abyss of the Challenger and reaches 10 971 m in depth. Only 3 people have been in the Abyss, Director James Cameron is one of them. But on Everest, the highest in the world – was visited by 3100 people. Unfortunately, some 220 climbers have died trying to reach the top of the mountain.

5. Maybe in the past for ancient microbes the Earth was purple.

If you look at the Earth from space, you can see that it is blue in color with splashes of green. However, one scientist claims that many years ago the Earth could have the purple color is due to ancient microbes that absorb solar energy, using retinal instead of chlorophyll (a pigment, through which plants acquire a green color). Retinal absorbs green light, which accounts for a large part of the solar energy and reflects purple and red light. Because of this combination, the Earth from space might seem purple.

6. Gravity acts differently in different parts of the world.

The earth is constantly moving, and because of this gravity, everywhere operates differently, and at the poles you would weigh a little more than at the equator.

7. In Antarctica constitutes 90% of all ice on Earth and 70% of all water.

8. Every year, the Earth receives 1 million billion cubic feet of snow.

It’s a number with 15 zeros. Weighs all this beauty is a million billion kg.

9. Antarctica is the driest place on Earth.

There was no rain in 2 million years.

10. Due to earthquakes is formed of gold.

When an earthquake occurs, the water inside the fault is vaporized and mixed with silica, the result is gold. Unfortunately, to form a sufficient amount of gold, it should take at least 100,000 years.