Our Dynamic Earth
Earth's surface is constantly changing. The movement of tectonic plates can create mountains, cause earthquakes, and reshape continents over millions of years, a process known as plate tectonics.
Mysterious Ocean Depths
The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in Earth's oceans. At over 36,000 feet deep, it's more unexplored than the surface of Mars, harboring mysterious life forms adapted to extreme conditions.
World's Smallest Country
Vatican City is recognized as the smallest country in the world, measuring just 44 hectares. It's an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy, and is the spiritual center for Catholics worldwide.
Greenland's Icy Secret
Despite being covered in ice, Greenland has a hidden forest beneath it. Fossilized evidence suggests a lush forest existed 2-3 million years ago, offering clues to the planet's climatic past.
Sahara's Snowy Surprise
The Sahara Desert, known for its scorching heat, has experienced snowfall. Despite its rarity, snow has been recorded in this vast desert, most recently in the towns of Ain Sefra and Algeria.
Mount Everest's Growth
Mount Everest, Earth's highest mountain above sea level, continues to grow about half an inch each year due to tectonic activity. Its summit now reaches 29,032 feet, updated from previous measurements.
Some beaches glow in the dark, thanks to bioluminescent organisms. This natural phenomenon occurs in various locations, such as the Maldives and Puerto Rico, creating a stunning and surreal nighttime landscape.