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Terra Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Earth is the third planet from the Sun and it is the only planet known to have life on it. The Earth formed around 4.5 billion years ago. It is one of four rocky planets on the inside of the Solar System. The other three are Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

The large mass of the Sun makes the Earth move around it, just as the mass of the Earth makes the Moon move around it. The Earth also turns round in space, so different parts face the Sun at different times. The Earth goes around the Sun once (one "year") for every 365¼ times it turns all the way around (one "day").

The Moon goes around the Earth about every 27⅓ days, and reflects light from the Sun. As the Earth goes round the Sun at the same time, the changing light of the Moon takes about 29½ days to go from dark to bright to dark again. That is where the idea of "month" came from. However, now most months have 30 or 31 days so they fit into one year.


Meaning of the Name 'Terra'


  • Meaning: Earth
  • Origin: Latin
  • Gender: Female


Terra Sample Sentences in News


  • Terra Nova Provides PEL 444 and 112 Updates
    Singapore / ACCESSWIRE / September 3, 2014 / Terra Nova Energy Ltd.("Terra Nova") (TSX-V: TGC OTCQX: TNVMF) is pleased to announce the completion of the incremental reprocessing of Petroleum ... Read more on this news related to 'Terra'
  • Terra Tech Corp. CEO, Derek Peterson, Provides Update and Outlook in a New Audio Interview at SmallCapVoice.com
    AUSTIN, Texas -- SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. (SCV) announced today that a new audio interview with Terra Tech Corp (OTCQB:TRTC) (the "Company"), is now available. The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/9-4-14-smallcapvoice-interview-with-terra-tech-corp-trtc... Read more on this news related to 'Terra'
  • Terra-cotta warriors get 'sex change'
    When Emperor Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, anticipated his death more than 2,000 years ago, he wanted an army of warriors to guard his mausoleum forever and protect him in the afterlife. Read more on this news related to 'Terra'

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