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What is Earth Science?
The name types of indicates that it is only about our planet, but there are many different aspects that you will discover as you study this field. It begins with geology which studies the stuff that makes up the Earth. Within this particular field we will often study the two things that help shape landforms across the planet and those are earthquakes or plate shifting and volcanoes. After we are done investigating the Earth itself, we look to things that surround it mainly the atmosphere. This includes air pressure, humidity, wind, and temperature. All of these variables affect weather patterns and ultimately the climate within certain regions. Just over seventy percent of the planet is covered in water, mostly in the form of ocean water. This is another area where we require a great deal of consideration and study. The last thing to explore are the structures beyond this world in space and astronomy is that field. We explore how other bodies such as the sun, the moon, and other planets affect Earth.