The strongest metal on Earth is tungsten. A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds.
In tungsten's raw form, it is a hard steel-gray metal that is often brittle. If made very pure, tungsten retains its hardness and becomes malleable enough that it can be worked easily by forging, drawing or extruding. Of all metals in pure form, tungsten has the highest tensile strength and the highest melting point at 6,192 Fahrenheit. Tungsten is used for filaments in lamps, to create wires in electronics and in the production of steel alloys.Learn More
The most abundant element on Earth is oxygen, but the most abundant element in the entire universe is hydrogen. On Earth, oxygen makes up approximately 47 percent of the Earth's mass and is found both in Earth's atmosphere and crust.Full Answer >
The most common elements on Earth are oxygen, silicone, aluminum and iron. Oxygen makes up about 46 percent of Earth by weight, while silicone makes up about 28 percent, and aluminum and iron make up approximately 8 and 5.5 percent, respectively.Full Answer >
Although diamond is the strongest naturally occurring substance on Earth, as of 2013, science has developed a new form of carbon called carbyne that surpasses it. Carbyne's ability to withstand stretching surpasses any known substance. Comprised of carbon atoms held together by either alternating single and triple or double atomic bonds, carbyne's tensile strength is almost three times that of diamond.Full Answer >
The strongest animal on Earth is the blue whale. The blue whale is also the largest creature in the entire world.Full Answer >