What is the Earth?

Discover more about Planet Earth.

Planet Earth facts

  • The planet Earth is about 4.5 billion years old.
  • Earth spins at 1000 miles per hour. It takes 24 hours to complete a full rotation.
  • It's daytime on the side of the Earth that faces the Sun and nighttime on the side that is facing away.
  • The Earth takes a year to travel around the Sun.
  • Planet Earth has one moon, which is held in orbit by gravity.
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