Learn a little more about Earth on Earth Day

April 22, 2015 12:08 PM

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(Media General) - In honor of Earth Day, here are five interesting facts about “the blue marble.”

Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named for a Roman god or goddess. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn were named during ancient times, as they were visible to the human eye. For the sake of consistency, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were named in a similar manner when they were dis...

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