Last updated on August 31, 2019
Our planet is far from smooth, its continents and ocean floors are scarred and pitted with marks caused by plate movement. Earth’s place in space also affects the middle instead of forming a sphere. Spinning also creates a magnetic safety field around the planet.
Let’s Explore the Earth’s Surface –
The Solid surface of the Earth ranges from about 10,900 m (35,750 ft) below sea level in the Challenger Deep (part of the pacific’s Mariana trench) tp 8,848 m (29,029 ft) above sea level at the summit of Everest, which may be rising at about 4 mm (0.16 in) per year. The surface of most land areas is less than 500 m (1,650 ft) above sea level.
Earth’s Solid Surface is far from flat!