chapter  6
Earth
WithPatrick Moore
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The Earth is the largest and most massive of the inner group of planets. Data are given in Table 6.1. In the Solar System, only the Earth is suited for advanced life of our kind; it lies in the middle of the ‘ecosphere’, the region round the Sun where temperatures are neither too high nor too low. Venus lies at the extreme inner edge of the ecosphere, and Mars at the extreme outer edge.