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The Spring 2011 issue of The Earth Scientist is focused on modernizing seismology education. Thanks to IRIS, you can download this issue for free as a pdf. Print copies are available in our online store.

Solar System Coloring Book--Earth

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Distance from Sun: 93,000,000 miles

Diameter: 7,926 miles

Number of moons: 1

Length of year: 365 Earth days

Temperature: -130°F to 136°F

The Earth is mainly made of rock, with a metallic core.

Earth, our beautiful planet, is the third planet from the Sun. It has water on the surface, air we can breathe, and comfortable temperatures. This may be why it's the only planet that currently has life on it. When seen from space, Earth looks like a blue ball with land that is brown and green and clouds that are white.

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