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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Famous quotes containing the word earth:
“Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybodys mom in that she knows whats best for us. But if you look at the historical recordKrakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the agesyou have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)
“But money, wife, is the true Fullers Earth for reputations, there is not a spot or a stain but what it can take out.”
—John Gay (16851732)
“I know that winter death has never tried
The earth but it has failed:”
—Robert Frost (18741963)