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Earth Holds Some Strange Secrets, and We’re Reminding You About 20 of Them

Popular Mechanics Logo By Emy Rodriguez Flores of Popular Mechanics | Slide 1 of 21: Since 1970, Earth Day has been here to showcase the beautiful planet, third from the sun, that we call home. More specifically, Earth Day has been used to highlight the various environmental problems (such as climate change) that our planet has faced due to industrial and technological advances. But Earth Day should be everyday—we only get one big, beautiful blue planet, after all. So here are 20 amazing reasons why we love this rock called Earth, based on the science from leading experts.More From Popular Mechanics: -Why One Side of Earth Is Rapidly Getting Colder Than the Other-The Moon May Have Never Had a Magnetic Field at All. So What Does This Mean?-Here's the Weird Thing That Causes the Smell of Spring

Since 1970, Earth Day has been here to showcase the beautiful planet, third from the sun, that we call home. More specifically, Earth Day has been used to highlight the various environmental problems (such as climate change) that our planet has faced due to industrial and technological advances.

But Earth Day should be everyday—we only get one big, beautiful blue planet, after all. So here are 20 amazing reasons why we love this rock called Earth, based on the science from leading experts.

More From Popular Mechanics:

-Why One Side of Earth Is Rapidly Getting Colder Than the Other

-The Moon May Have Never Had a Magnetic Field at All. So What Does This Mean?

-Here's the Weird Thing That Causes the Smell of Spring

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