is just one of the nine planets in the family of Sun, called the solar
system. If you start counting away from the Sun, the planet Earth comes
third in distance. At one stage of its infancy, Planet Earth was in a
hot and semi gaseous state. And it looked
like the huge red-ball-like Sun we see just over the east and
west horizons. It took millions of years for that red hot Earth
to cool down and solidify. Even then, it lied barren for yet
another hundreds, or may be, thousands of million
all other planets our planet has undergone many changes before reaching the
Today, if you approach the Earth from outer space it appears to wear a
fade greenish blue color.
This is absolutely uncommon. For, no other planet in the solar system
wears this color - the color of life.
|Otherwise. it acts the same way as do the other
planets. It moves round the Sun along a certain path, called
orbit, like its fellow planets. Yet, despite all these common
features compared to other planets, it is altogether different!
Hence it is regarded as the unique body in our solar system.
||It is uniquebecause of the ingredients or the
stuff with which the earth is made up of. For instance, the sky
that displays such a variety of colors. Or the greenish blue
stretches that marks the wonderful waterworld - the oceans and
seas, rivers and streams, lakes and reservoirs.
atmosphere with the right proportion of oxygen that makes us
possible to breathe and live on along with other forms of life. Or the
vital greeneries that are dotted with such a variety of flowers.
And, certainly, the amazing variety of insects
and animals that make the world celebrate the buzz of life. To
top all, there is man that makes the planet so distinctively
Strange, though, none of these are found in any of our
fellow planets. And not only in the solar system.
But also in no other star's family, or stellar system, known till
Now let us look a little closer look at all these.
the size and shape | the atmosphere | the lithosphere | the world of water | the land