What is earth?

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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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 ... posted on the web by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) suggesting an imminent collision with Earth on or about January 15 with a likelihood of 14 ... of 12 Gm (or 32 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon), posing no threat ...
2004 FH
2004 FH is a near-Earth asteroid that was discovered on March 15, 2004, by the NASA-funded LINEAR asteroid survey ... is 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 approach to Earth recorded as of 21 November 2008 (2008 ... For comparison, geostationary satellites orbit Earth at 35,790 km ...
Persephone - Greek Mythology - Abduction Myth
... 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 ...
Gravitational Constant - The GM Product
... gravitational constant and the mass of a given astronomical body such as the Sun or the Earth—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 M⊕ as the symbol for the mass of the Earth, we have Calculations in celestial mechanics can also be carried out using the unit of ...
Earth - Cultural Viewpoint
... Main article Earth in culture The standard astronomical symbol of the Earth consists of a cross circumscribed by a circle ... 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 ...

More definitions of "earth":

  • (noun): A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage).
    Synonyms: ground
  • (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): The 3rd planet from the sun; the planet on which we live.
    Example: "The Earth moves around the sun"
    Synonyms: world, globe
  • (verb): Connect to the earth.
    Example: "Earth the circuit"
  • (verb): Hide in the earth like a hunted animal.
  • (noun): Once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).

Famous quotes containing the word earth:

    Heavily hangs the broad sunflower
    Over its grave i’ the earth so chilly;
    Heavily hangs the hollyhock,
    Heavily hangs the tiger-lily.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)

    Earth laughs in flowers, to see her boastful boys
    Earth-proud, proud of the earth which is not theirs;
    Who steer the plough, but cannot steer their feet
    Clear of the grave.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)