Things To Know About Earth Science

Key Elements to Earth Science

Solar System

The Solar System[a] consists of the Sun and its planetary system of eight planets, their moons, and other non-stellar objects.[b] It formed 4.6 billion years ago from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud. The vast majority of the system's mass is in the Sun, with most of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter.

Solar System Information

Plate Techtonice

Plate tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus, from the Greek: τεκτονικός "pertaining to building")[1] is a scientific theory that describes the large-scale motions of Earth's lithosphere.

Plate Tectonics

Weather

Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy.[1] Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere,[2][3] just below the stratosphere.

Weather Information

Rivers

A river is a natural watercourse,[1] usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, a lake, a sea, or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water.

River Systems
Weathering, Erosion and Deposition