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How Did Earth Get Its Name?

Omkar singh,Main Writer ScienceRelief

The image of Earth in space like a blue marble highlighted the planets fragility and the beauty of Earth.
CREDIT: NASA 

The answer is, we don't know. The name "Earth" is derived from both English and German words, 'eor(th)e/ertha' and 'erde', respectively, which mean ground. But, the handle's creator is unknown. One interesting fact about its name: Earth is the only planet that wasn't named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess. For example, Saturn was named after the Roman god of agriculture, and Jupiter's name comes from the King of the Roman gods.


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