Amazing facts for students in Geography
What every student should know in Geography
The average distance between the earth and the sun is about 149.6 million kilometers. It will take the earth 365 one-quarter days (or 1 year) to make a complete orbit (or revolve) round the sun. This process is termed the revolution of the earth.
The revolution of the earth is responsible for the seasonal changes we experience here (on earth). In Nigeria and Africa at large, these are the rainy and dry seasons. In Europe, these are spring, summer, autumn and winter seasons. Similarly, the United States of America have got the spring, summer, fall and winter seasons respectively.
The solar system is defined as a system comprising the sun, all the planets that revolve around it including their moons, the comets, meteoroids, asteroids and interplanetary medium.
In summary, the solar system comprises of the followings:
Moons or Satellites
Interplanetary Medium (IPM)
The longest street in the world is Yonge street in Toronto Canada. It has a length of 1,895,807.232 meters or 1,178 miles
With regards to size, the sun is so big when compared to earth. In fact, a million earth would fit inside of it
Pumice is a rock that floats on water
There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on a beach
Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres of the globe
Venus is the only planet that spins in a clockwise direction
Black holes aren't black. They only give off a dark glow because they are constantly consuming matter
The world's quietest room is located at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. This Microsoft's laboratory room measures a background noise of -20.35dBA; and that's a deafening silence
The universe has a color named cosmic latte
An earthquake is more likely to happen in Japan than any other country
Only 2 countries have the color purple in their national flag. Both countries are:
Nicaragua and Dominica
With 221,800 islands, Sweden is believed to have more islands than any other country in the world.
The shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes
Australia is both a country and continent. Also, it has the highest number of reptiles in the world. (Over 750 different species of reptiles)
Earth is the only planet that contains water on it's surface. Infact, earth comprises of more water than land
Salt water or Saline water makes up about 97% of earth's water. It comprises majorly of ocean and sea waters
Metal rains on planet Venus
Planet Mars appear brownish or reddish because it's covered with iron rust
China is the largest emitter of carbon IV oxide (CO2) in our world today
There are over 125 billion galaxies in our universe. Our galaxy (milky way) has about 100-400 billion stars.
Understand that the sun is actually a star; and a single star can be 100 times bigger than the earth.
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