The Rock

At the center of this image you can see a faint rock - the largest one in our solar system. It is larger than every known asteroid, moon, and comet nucleus. It is larger than any other local rocky planet. This rock is so large its gravity makes it nearly spherical, and holds heavy gases near its surface. Today, this rock starts another orbit around its parent star, for roughly the 5 billionth time, spinning over 350 times during each trip. Happy New Year to all the human inhabitants of this rock we call Earth.

(Didn't think of this text myself though, "borrowed" it from here .)

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