The other planets of our solar system are all named for mythological beings. Venus is the Roman goddess of love and beauty; Mars, the Roman god of war; Jupiter the king of the Roman gods. The problem, when you get right down to it, is that our planet and its natural satellite do not have official names.
Regarding this, how long is the earth going to last?
Earth could continue to host life for at least another 1.75 billion years, as long as nuclear holocaust, an errant asteroid or some other disaster doesn't intervene, a new study calculates.
When was the word earth was first used?
Earth was first used as the name of the sphere of the Earth in the early fifteenth century. The planet's name in Latin, used academically and scientifically in the West during the Renaissance, is the same as that of Terra Mater, the Roman goddess, which translates to English as Mother Earth.
What is the symbol of the earth?
The Western (early modern) alchemical symbol is a downward-pointing triangle bisected by a horizontal line. Other symbols for the earth in alchemy or mysticism include the square and the serpent. In the Roman period, the globe, a representation of the spherical Earth, became the main symbol representing the concept.