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    Picture shows how little water there is on Earth

    Posted by ChevScience on May 15, 2012

    Here is a picture that gives you a perfect idea of how much water there is on Earth compared to the solid materials that form its main body. It’s truly staggering.

    This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States has a diameter of about 1,385 kilometres, with a volume of about 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres. The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant. Learn more here.


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