Did you know that there are more than 22,000 man-made objects currently in orbit around our planet? Admittedly, most of them are rather small (far too small for us to see or even notice); however, it is  interesting to think about all of that stuff—all of the satellites, technological systems, and bits of space junk that accumulated over the years—silently drifting across the sky as we look up at the stars. In the end, Earth is a rather interesting place.

This infographic, created by Giraffe Childcare and Early Learning, provides an overview of some of the more fascinating facts about our planet.


For more information about our planet, see:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Planet Earth (and then some)

What Does Our Light Signature Reveal About Earth?

Interplanetary Contamination: Could Earth Infect the Universe with Life?

Why Does Earth Have so Little Water?


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