| Name: Earth|
| 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.|
"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.)
|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.|
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 PlanetsIt 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
|The Solar System, as of 2000 A.D.|
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.
Creation of LifeLife, 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
|From Left to Right: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars.|
The Space AgeIt 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 EarthDuring 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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