Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the
largest of the .... More recently, the name is sometimes simply given as Earth, by
analogy with the names of the o...
All of the planets, except for Earth, were named after Greek and Roman gods and
godesses. The name Earth is an English/German name which simply means ...
Nov 14, 2012 ... 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 ...
Aug 11, 2015 ... In nearly every language, Earth is a variation of that word. “Terra” in Portuguese, “
Dünya” in Turkish, “Aarde” in Dutch, “Tierra” in Spanish.
Jun 27, 2015 ... So, as with the names of the other planets that have been known throughout
human history ... Why was the Platonic year named after Plato?
Nov 10, 2015 ... Every other planet in the solar system is named after a Greek or ... It's impossible
to know who originally came up with the name Earth (and ...
The name Earth is at least 1,000 years old. All of the planets, except for Earth,
were named after Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. However, the name ...
Apr 22, 2012 ... In English, of course, our planet is Earth--but it's terra in Portuguese, ... bodies
and named them after their deities, though our planet kept its ...
Aug 28, 2015 ... Mercury, which makes a complete trip around the Sun in just 88 Earth days, is
named after the fast-moving messenger of the gods. Saturn, the ...
Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or
Roman deity. Originally, humans had no idea that they lived on a planet that was