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Earth, third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest planet in the solar system in terms of size and mass. Its single most outstanding feature is that its near-surface environments are the only places in the universe known to harbor life. Learn more about development and composition of Earth in this article.
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Laika the dog was the first Earthling to orbit Earth aboard the Soviet Union's Sputnik 2 in 1957. She did not survive the trip. A few years later, the next two Soviet space dogs—Belka and Strelka—became the first living creatures to return from space alive—paving the way for future human explorers. Pop Culture
Storytellers explore the nature of our planet and possible alternate realities in many books, movies and television shows. The iconic Planet of the Apesfilm (and many sequels) takes place in a future in which astronauts "discover" a planet inhabited by highly intelligent apes and primitive humans, only to realize later, much to their dismay, that—spoiler alert!—it was Earth all along. In the long-running and re-booted television series Battlestar Galactica, tired survivors of a war with highly evolved robots called cylons are on a quest to find Earth, a long-lost colony. In other stories, Earth has been abandoned or destroyed, such as in the Joss Whedon series Fireflyor the book and its film adaptation The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the animated feature Titan A.E.,Earth has been destroyed by an alien species, but a well-placed planet builder recreates it and all the species that live on it. Kid-Friendly Earth Resources
Earth definition, the planet third in order from the sun, having an equatorial diameter of 7,926 miles (12,755 km) and a polar diameter of 7,900 miles (12,714 km), a mean distance from the sun of 92.9 million miles (149.6 million km), and a period of revolution of 365.26 days, and having one satellite.
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