Earth

Earth
Name: EarthEarth Symbol
Planet type: One (Breatable atmosphere)
Surface type: 70% Water, 30% land of varying types, such as swamp, desert, mountainous regions and forests.
Prominent Features: Oceans, canyons, forests etc.
Settlements and Cities: Thousands of settlements and cities existed during the Golden Age of Humanity on Earth.
Satellites: One Moon.
Orbits: Al-Lat
Inhabitants: Mostly animal life, but also the first humans.
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"And among His Signs Is the creation of the heavens And the earth, and the variations In your languages And your colours; verily In that are Signs For those who know"
-The Koran 651 A.D. (12,349 B.G.)

Planetary Information

Earth's Rotation
An animation depicting the anti-clockwise rotation of the Earth. The spin of the Earth affected its relationship with the sun, creating darkness on one side at all times and light on the other.
Also refered to as Old Earth or Old Terra, the planet Earth was the original home of the human race, the planets only intelligent creatures, and the center for their interstellar empire. Largely a water-based planet, Earth was also home to a menagerie of over one hundred trillion beings, only a small percentage of them being human. The humans constructed huge cities and buildings all across the face of planet Earth, before they ventured into outer space using specialised space craft. The center of the Earth was molten, and the chemical mix of this heat was a major part of the creation of life on Earth.
Earth had one moon, known as just "The Moon", whoose gravitational field was responsible for the tides on Earth, and affected all water. Earth obited the star, known at that time as simply "The Sun", which was known as Al-Lat by the year 23,000 A.D. The Earth not only orbitted Al-Lat, but also spun slowly on its own axis, ensuring that there was always light on one side and darkness on the other. This came to be known as day and night. One full rotation of the Earth on its own axis took twenty four hours, known as a day, whilst one full rotation around Al-Lat took one year and one quarter of a day. It was through these natural phenomena that mankind learned to measure the passage of time.

In Relationship to Its Sister Planets

It has already been mentioned that the Earth orbited a star known as Al-Lat, and a moonorbitted the Earth, but planet Earth was not the only celestial body orbiting Al-Lat. Several other planets, all of differing sizes, also orbitted Al-Lat. Therefore, it may be said that Earth was part of a
Solar System
The Solar System, as of 2000 A.D.
huge clockwork mechanism, with each planet relying on each other for gravitational stability. The mechanism was, of course, a galaxy, known as the Solar System.
Contained within this system were a number of other planets, as well as moons and dwarf planets, including (starting with the closest to the central sun):
  • Mercury. Being the closest planet to the sun, Mercury possessed very little atmosphere, and was heavily cratered. It was uninhabitable, and so, like most other planets in the galaxy, did not harbour any substantial life.
  • Venus, second planet from the sun, was the brightest visible object in to the Earth, apart from the moon. It was very similar in size to the Earth.
  • Mars. fourth planet from the sun (the third being Earth), Mars had a much colder climate than Earth, and early space-probe missions to the planet suggested that the planet may once have possessed water, and possibly even life.

Earth's History

Creation of Life

Life, according to old human studies, first appeared on Earth around 30,000,000 years before the beginning of the space age in 2000 A.D. Microbial creatures were the first to develop, and they eventually formed into multi-cellular organisms. To begin with, these
Earth, Mercury, Venus and Mars
From Left to Right: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.
creatures existed primarily in Earth's oceans, but developed implements and appendages for survival on land. It was millions of years, however, before intelligent life began to develop, and even longer still before the human race began to explore the outer reaches of space.

The Space Age

It is widely agreed that the Space Age began around the twenty first century, with the begging of the first commercial space travel. Eventually, this caused the human race to explore an cultivate new worlds.

The Ruination of Earth

During the Butlerian Jihad, the entire surface of Old Earth was destroyed by atomics. Humans had used these weapons against their machine foes, and sacrificed Earth to combat them. After this, Earth was a little known territory, a legend to most.

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