Hello! We hope you had a chance to check out our post “Earth Fun Facts – Part 1”! If not, click here: http://recessanytime.com/science-fun/earth-fun-facts-part-1/
Earth Fun Facts Part 2 will focus on the things on our planet that are BIG! Let’s jump right in!
The Tallest Mountain on Earth: Mount Everest
Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s tallest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level – WOW! That is tall!
The Longest River on Earth: The Nile
The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km long. The Nile River passes through these countries: Kenya, Congo, Eritrea, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Rwanda Sudan and Ethiopia. This may be hard to believe, but it wasn’t until 2004 that the entire length of the river was traveled! White Nile Expedition began in Uganda and finished in Rosetta, taking four months and two weeks to complete.
The image of the Nile River below was captured from the International Space Station:
The Biggest Cave on Earth: Miao Room Cavern
China’s immense Miao Room cavern, hidden beneath rolling hills and reachable only by an underground stream, is the world’s biggest cave chamber, an international mapping team reported in late 2014. The Miao Room Chamber measures some 380.7 million cubic feet (10.78 million cubic meters) in volume! The picture below shows part of the cavern illuminated, those tiny dots in the middle are people!
The Biggest Canyon on Earth: The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s largest canyons, it is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of over a mile (6,000 feet or 1,800 meters). It is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
Stay tuned for Earth Fun Facts Part 3!