The word earth is a noun. Earth means (1) a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage), (2) the concerns of the world as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife, (3) the solid part of the earth's surface, (4) the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface, (5) once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles).
Earth is also a verb that means (1) connect to the earth, (2) hide in the earth like a hunted animal.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word earth.
- NASA Earth Observatory
At NASA's Earth
Observatory, visitors can monitor regional and global changes on our planet. Here, NASA scientists explore the causes and effects of climatic and environmental change through the use of satellite data.
- Google Earth: Explore, Search and Discover
The world's geographic information at your fingertips. Site includes satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings.
- Earth Times Online
Earthtimes is staffed around the clock to bring the latest worldwide news to its users. It publishes news reports and information about a wide range of subjects from international news to shopping — anything that affects our world. Readers can submit stories and opinions as well. The site is searchable by topic or by geographical area.
- Map Of Africa
Africa is the second largest continent on earth, and it consists of 53 countries. Its natural resources include gold, diamonds, and copper. Visit this site to find a printable map of Africa.
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The mission of NASA is to pioneer the future in space exploration, space science discovery, and aeronautics research. Throughout its history, NASA has conducted or funded scientific research that has led to many inventions and improvements to life here on Earth.
- The Planetary Society
The Planetary Society, founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan and others, is the world's largest space-interest group. The Society is the dedicated to exploring the solar system and seeking life beyond earth. The Society sponsors research projects, educates the public about space issues, advocates for space science research funding, and more. Visitors to the website can find out how to join the Society.
- United States Geological Survey
The USGS provides the nation with scientific information about the Earth. This information is used to help manage the country's natural resources efficiently, minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters, and protect and enhance our quality of life.
- The Dead Sea
Located south of Jericho, between Israel and Jordan, the Dead Sea is a fascinating body of water that is actually the deepest saltwater lake in the world. Its banks are the lowest land elevation on planet Earth.
- Priests unto God, by C. H. Mackintosh
Too often we are robbed of our high priestly privileges by the workings of nature and the influences of earth
The following articles provide recent earth
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