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Photo of the planet Earth

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Mean distance from the star Sun 149.598.000 km
1,0000 AU
Minimum distance from the star Sun (perihelion) 147.085.800 km
Maximum distance from the star Sun (aphelion) 152.104.980 km
Orbital period around the star Sun (sideric) 365,256 d
Mean orbital velocity 29,79 km/s
Orbital inclination 0,000 °
Eccentricity of the orbit around the star Sun 0,0167
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Mass 5,9736 × 1024 kg
Equatorial radius 6378,14 km
Oblateness 0,00335
Mean density 5,515 g/cm³
Escape velocity 11,186 km/s
Surface force of gravity 9,78033 m/s²
Tilt of axis 23,45 °
Rotational period 23,9345 h
Equatorial rotational velocity 1669,8 km/h
Mean surface temperature 288 K
Minimum surface temperature 204 K
Maximum surface temperature 331 K
Albedo 0,367
Hide this area Atmosphere
The surface pressure of the atmosphere is bar.
  Nitrogen (N2)
  Oxygen (O2)
  Argon (Ar)
  Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  Neon (Ne)
Hide this area Mythology

Gaia, known as Earth or Mother Earth, was an early earth goddess and it is written that Gaia was born from Chaos. She gave birth to Pontus (the Sea) and Uranus (the Sky). In roman mythology she was known as Tellus, who is also a goddess of fertility, or Terra.

Gaia took as her husband Uranus, and their offspring included the Titans, six sons and six daughters.

Symbol of mythology for Earth
Hide this area Satellites
No.  Name Distance Eccentricity Radius Mass
1 Moon Moon 384467 384.467 km 0.0549 0,0549 1738.1 1738,1 km 22.7349 7,349 × 1022 kg
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File icon NASA Spacelink - Solar System Lithograph Set - Our Solar System
Lithograph number LG-2001-08-02-HQ (~ 3400 kB)
File icon NASA (Apollo 17) - Earth - Africa
Link to the page "Views of the Solar System"
File icon NASA/JPL (Galileo) - Earth - India and Australia
Link to the page "Views of the Solar System"
File icon Welcome to the Planets
Online version of the "Planetary Data System Educational CD-ROM"
File icon A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System - The Nine Planets
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