What is earth?

  • (verb): Hide in the earth like a hunted animal.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world, the Blue Planet, or by its Latin name, Terra.

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Some articles on earth:

Persephone - Greek Mythology - Abduction Myth
... a field when Hades came to abduct her, bursting through a cleft in the earth ... Demeter, when she found her daughter had disappeared, searched for her all over the earth with torches ... In most versions she forbids the earth to produce, or she neglects the earth and in the depth of her despair she causes nothing to grow ...
2004 AS1
2004 AS1), also known by the temporary name AL00667, is a near-Earth asteroid, first discovered on January 13, 2004, by the LINEAR project ... the web by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) suggesting an imminent collision with Earth on or about January 15 with a likelihood of 14 ... The asteroid passed at a distance of 12 Gm (or 32 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon), posing no threat ...
Earth - Cultural Viewpoint
... Main article Earth in culture The standard astronomical symbol of the Earth consists of a cross circumscribed by a circle ... in the Solar System, humankind did not begin to view the Earth as a moving object in orbit around the Sun until the 16th century ... Earth has often been personified as a deity, in particular a goddess ...
Gravitational Constant - The GM Product
... of the gravitational constant and the mass of a given astronomical body such as the Sun or the Earthβ€”is known as the standard gravitational parameter and is denoted ... Also, for celestial bodies such as the Earth and the Sun, the value of the product GM is known more accurately than each factor independently ... For Earth, using MβŠ• as the symbol for the mass of the Earth, we have Calculations in celestial mechanics can also be carried out using the unit of solar mass rather than the standard SI unit kilogram ...
2004 FH
2004 FH is a near-Earth asteroid that was discovered on March 15, 2004, by the NASA-funded LINEAR asteroid survey ... roughly 30 metres in diameter and passed just 43,000 km (27,000 mi) above the Earth's surface on March 18, 2004, at 2208 UTC making it the 11th closest ... For comparison, geostationary satellites orbit Earth at 35,790 km ...

More definitions of "earth":

  • (verb): Connect to the earth.
    Example: "Earth the circuit"
  • (noun): Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
  • (noun): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "The Earth moves around the sun"
    Synonyms: world, globe
  • (noun): The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
    Example: "They dug into the earth outside the church"
    Synonyms: ground
  • (noun): The abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell).
    Example: "It was hell on earth"
  • (noun): A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage).
    Synonyms: ground

Famous quotes containing the word earth:

    On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    All deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    I told you, the dopes are gonna inherit the earth anyway.
    Sidney Buchman (1902–1975)