Chapter 1 Class 6 Geography - The Earth and the Solar System

Why is the earth called the blue planet?


Answer by Student

  • Earth is called the blue planet because more than 70% of its surface is covered with water , which appears blue from space.
  • Earth is the only planet in the solar system that has liquid water on its surface, which is essential for life .
  • Earth also has a thick atmosphere that scatters blue light more than other colors, giving the sky a blue hue .
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