Earth is our home. It is nearly 150 million km (94 million miles) from the Sun, and is the fifth largest planet in our solar system.  Its diameter is about 8,000 miles. And Earth is the third-closest planet to the sun. Its average distance from the sun is about 93 million miles. Only Mercury and Venus are closer.

Earth has been called the “Goldilocks planet.” In the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a little girl named Goldilocks liked everything just right. Her porridge couldn’t be too hot or too cold. And her bed couldn’t be too hard or too soft. On Earth, everything is just right for life to exist. It’s warm, but not too warm. And it has water, but not too much water.

Earth is also the only planet in our solar system where water is found on the surface, which allows animals and plants to live there.


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