Most of the time we think that we know all of the basic information there is about our planet Earth. Most of them come from the lessons we learn in school and further. But needless to say, there are many things that don’t get updated enough or never made it through to our textbooks.
The reason why we wanted to highlight these data and facts is that they’re a few of the most primary and basic reality of our Mother Earth and we simply ought to know them. It is like knowing the basic chores of your household, think of it that way. Also, what’s the harm in knowing more about your planet, right? The more the merrier!
Our magnetic field is ever-changing. It isn’t constant.
I don’t know how or why but we assume that the magnetic field is something that’s constant, but it isn’t. Research tells us that since the 19th century the field has moved approximately 600 miles. Also, the center in the southern hemisphere is currently located above the South Ocean.
It is most likely that the moon has always been a part of our planet Earth.
According to scientists, it is supposed that the moon was formed after the Earth had big collision with another heavenly body. And from those broken pieces the moon originated.
The gravitational force in some parts of the planet is not like the others.
Due to the Earth’s uneven mass the force of gravity fluctuates. And that is the reason why the gravitational pull in Canada’s Hudson Bay is consecutively lower.
There is potential that Earth might have more than one Moon.
There have been numerous accounts where scientists found cosmic objects rotating around the earth. They call them temporary satellites. It is believed that due to the earth’s magnetic field big asteroids are pulled in. Then these asteroids follow our planet for about 3 rotations before they get pulled away.
Moonquakes! Yes, they exist.
Unlike the earth, the quakes in the moon are much deeper and nearer to the core of the satellite. And these quakes are caused by the Sun and Earth’s gravitational pull.
There is so much gold in the Earth’s core that it can cover its whole surface.
Professor Bernard Wood, a geologist from Macquarie University, Sydney says, “We can say that more than 99% of the Earth’s gold is in the core”. For more information on this read here.
The Earth was Purple before it went blue.
In those ages the microbes could process sunlight with the means of other molecules, so they didn’t need chlorophyll. These microbes could’ve gone purple due to the purple tinge given by the molecules.
A mini ice age could hit us soon in the coming years.
The Solar activity which is measured by the appearance of sun spots, has been declining rapidly. This has happened before in history during the 15th-century when the Vikings had to leave Greenland due to extremely low temperatures. Solar expert Piers Corbyn says, “We are anticipating temperatures to drop leading to ocean water freezing and ice drifts washing up around the coasts in Europe – we expect the next mini ice age.”
Scientists have discovered a new habitable planet that could be our next Earth.
HD 904790 b, it is located in the same Milky Way galaxy as our planet Earth. It’ll just take us 300,000 years to get there. It has a similar atmosphere like our Earth, also the climate, its natural resources, and fresh-water too. How come we don’t get news about this, you must be wondering, right?
We hope that was educational and you get to learn something new and interesting about our planet. Always, keep learning.