Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Magma is the hot liquid rock under the surface of the Earth, it is known as lava after it comes out of a
doesn't have an odour, strong smells are added to it by humans so it can be detected when there are leaks.
Hawaii is moving towards Japan at the speed of 10cm a year. This is because they are on different tectonic plates.
The world's largest
(outside of the
) is the Sahara, it covers about one third of Africa!
Stretching out to an impressive length of 6696 kilometres (4160 miles) long, the
is the longest river on earth.
The volcanic rock known as pumice is the only rock that can float in water.
is the highest mountain on earth, its peak reaches 8,848 metres (29029 feet) above sea level. Check out the
highest mountains on each continent of the Earth
On average the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of Earth’s major
that occur out at sea can cause huge
capable of reaching land and endangering people.
Metamorphic rocks are formed by extreme pressure and heat. Read more about
rocks, find information on
rocks and minerals
or check out our interesting
The Earth isn't perfectly round, it is slightly flattened at the north and south poles. Learn about the polar regions with our
Scared of the
? Despite its reputation it is actually part of a commonly sailed shipping route.
Scientists have the dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!
is the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. Enjoy more
or learn about
Talc is the softest mineral found on Earth, reaching just 1 on Mohs scale of hardness, it is often used to make talcum powder.
Great Barrier Reef
in Australia is the largest living structure in the world.
are located on the border of the USA and Canada.
Rock found at the bottom of the
is around 2 billion years old.
can be deadly, most are very small and not even felt by humans.
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