These Salt Flats Are One of the Most Remarkable Vistas on Earth loading...
These Salt Flats Are One of the Most Remarkable Vistas on Earth
Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni can make for an incredible experience or a logistical nightmare. Plan your trip with these tips.
Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artefact May Be Hot loading...
Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artefact May Be Hot
An archaeological detective is shining light on the sometimes shady business behind museum collections.
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Why You Need More Dirt in Your Life
Soil helps build up our defences against disease and imparts a sense of the sacred—and we are killing it.
New Nighttime Map Shows Earth in Whole New Light loading...
New Nighttime Map Shows Earth in Whole New Light
Comparing satellite data from 2012 and 2016 reveals where the planet has dimmed and brightened.
See Earth and Its Moon From Saturn in Stunning New NASA Photo loading...
See Earth and Its Moon From Saturn in Stunning New NASA Photo
Images of Earth and the moon together, taken from various spacecraft, show us what we look like from space.
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10 Easy Ways You Can Help Scientists Study the Earth
From weather monitoring to counting butterflies, these citizens science projects engage the public in environmental issues.
About Earth

As far as we know, Earth is the only liveable planet. The atmosphere provides a shield to the void of space and which locks in nitrogen and oxygen for us to breathe.

70% of Earths surface is ocean, which is also inhabited by diverse life forms. Earth is made up of different layers. It has an inner core, an outer core, a mantle and a crust. 

Earth also has four types of spheres. They are the hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere. 

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