The Andes are the longest continental mountain range

Located along the Western part of South America South America, the Andes Mountains are the longest continental mountain range on Earth. The Andes are a continual range of highlands that are about 4,300 miles (7,000 km) long, about 120 to 430 miles (200 to 700 km) wide with an average height of about 13,000ft (4,000m). The Andes are the world’s highest mountain […]

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels at highest point in 800,000 years

Carbon dioxide reached its highest level in recorded history last month, at 410 parts per million. This amount is highest in at least the past 800,000 years, according to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. When records started in 1958, the levels were 315ppm. Since then, there has been nearly a […]

How Fast does the Earth Move Through Space?

Speed is relative. We know how far the Earth is from the Sun, and we know that it takes one year to make a complete circuit. We also know that speed equals distance divided by time, so by dividing the calculated circumference (in kilometers) by the number of hours in a year, we get our […]