Seven Natural Wonders of the World

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Fun Facts: The Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef system in the world. It is the worlds largest living structure. It is made up of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. It is 2,600 kilometers in length. Astronauts can see the reef from space. It is a home for sea turtles, giant clam, seahorse, sea snake, and stingrays. Climate change is a threat to the reef, as warmer ocean temperatures put stress on coral and lead to bleaching. hello

Aurora Borealis

Fun Facts: The Aurora Borealis usually occurs in areas known as the "Aurora Zone" near the Arctic poles and Antarctic South. In the North it is called the Aurora Borealis and in the South it is called the Aurora Australis. Aurora often looks like "curtains" of folding light. It occurs on other planets in our solar system such as, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Mars. Scientific research says that on rare occasions Aurora will make noises similar to the sound of clapping.

Grand Canyon, United States

Fun Facts: The Grand Canyon is 277 miles in length. The widest point stretches from 18 miles across. The Narrowest point is four miles across. It is 6,000 feet deep. The Colorado river has run through for millions of years, Some rocks are up to two billion years old. John W. Powell was the first to explore and the first to name The Grand Canyon.

ParĂ­cutin Volcano, Mexico

Fun Facts: In 10 weeks it grew 1,000 feet. During the eruptions lava flowed 100 ft/h. Since 1952 the volcano has not erupted. No one has died from the volcano. During the last eruption the exploding gas was 1,879-1940 degrees fahrenheit. Ash clouds rose up 8 km and fell over 186 miles. The height of the volcano is 10,400 ft.

Harbor of Rio De Janeiro

Fun Facts: The weather here is hot and humid with an average of 43 inches of rainfall. The harbor of measures 17.4 miles from East to West and 18.6 miles from North to South. It extends 20 miles inland. The bay spans 88 miles in length and has 50 miles of beaches. Within the harbor there are 130 islands. The Harbor is surrounded by tall granite mountains that include the Hills of Tijuca at 3,350 feet.

Victoria Falls, Africa

Fun Facts: 550 million liters of water drops 305 feet every minute over the cliff and continues flowing downstream as the lower Zambezi River. The Width of Victoria Falls is over a mile wide. The water depth at the base of the falls is 229 feet deep. Victoria Falls is located on the border between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.

Mount Everest

Fun Facts: At 29,029 ft, Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas mountains range on the border of Nepal and Tibet. In 1953 the first successful ascent to the summit of Mt Everest was achieved. Dangers that await climbers on Mt Everest include high winds, bad weather, and altitude sickness. Altitudes above 26,000 ft are referred to as the "Death Zone" because it is a height that humans struggle to survive at for more than a few days.

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