The largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, Earth is thought to be around 4.54 million years old. It supports 7 billion human beings and millions of other different species in the oceans and on land. It is an amazing planet but the majority of us tend to take it for granted, so our infographic will hopefully have something to capture everyone's imagination.
Every day over 100 tons of meteorite dust enters our atmosphere, increasing our knowledge of the Solar System we inhabit. Underwater volcanoes are estimated to account for 75% of Earth's annual magma output, with the hydrothermal vents found nearby thought to be the same as the vents that are believed to exist on Jupiter's moon Europa.
From the highest mountain to the deepest part of the ocean, Earth always has something amazing to show us. It is also quite a contradiction in terms of temperatures, with Vostok Station in Antarctica holding the record for the lowest temperature of minus 89.2 degrees and El Azizia in Libya the highest temperature at 57.8 degrees, a difference of over 68 degrees! Earth's core of solid iron sits in a sweltering 5500 degrees, which is as hot as the surface of the sun.