Earth

The planet Earth is a vibrant terran world in the Sol system with a diverse biosphere recovering from a near-miss ecological collapse. Being the only tectonically active planet in the Sol system and the only world with liquid surface water, Earth is the archetype of the terran planetary class. Earth is home to an indigenous sophont species: humans. It is roughly the center of known space and the United Nations Aerospace Coalition's seat of power, making it galactographically critical to the interstellar colonial network.

Geography

Earth is the third planet out from its sun, Sol. It has a single natural satellite: a selenic spherical planetoid called Luna.

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by NASA (Earth Observatory)

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The planet Earth has six major continents: Africa, Eurasia, Australia, North and South America, and Antarctica. These sit in a global ocean, which has been split into several oceans in traditional naming conventions: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern Oceans.
For more information, visit the Wikipedia page on Earth.

Flora & Fauna

Earth is home to the terragenid group of organisms, a highly successful and widespread type of life that includes humans.

Earth

by NASA (Earth Observatory)

Alternative Name(s)
Terra
Type
Planet
Location under
Sol
Included Locations
Included Organizations
Owning Organization
United Nations of Humanity
Location 9.4e+7 km from Sol System Sol

Orbital Characteristics

Semi-major axis 1 AU Semi-minor axis 1 AU Orbital period 365.26 days Rotation period 24 hours Notable satellites
  • Luna (natural)
  • United Nations Orbital Command Station

Planetary Characteristics

Class medium temperate terra (TR) Radius 6371 km Surface area 5.1e+8 km2 Volume 1.08e+12 km3 Mass 5.97e+24 kg Gravity 9.8 m/s2 Atmospheric pressure 1 atm Atmosphere composition
  • 78% nitrogen
  • 21% oxygen
  • 0.9% argon
  • 0.1% other gases
Average temperature 14.9°C

Biosphere Information

Life Organic multicellular (marine, terrestrial) Native sophonts humans Tech level 15 Population 8 billion

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