Deutsch: Erde / Español: Tierra / Português: Terra / Français: Terre / Italiano: Terra
Earth is the third planet from the Sun, and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the world or the Blue Planet.
In an industrial context, "earth" refers to the natural resources and materials found within the earth's crust, such as minerals, oil, natural gas, and soil. The earth industry encompasses all aspects of the extraction, processing, and use of these resources for various purposes. Some examples of industries related to earth include:
- Mining and minerals extraction
- Oil and gas exploration and production
- Soil and aggregate processing
- Geotechnical engineering and consulting
- Environmental remediation and restoration
- Drilling and well services
- Land development and construction materials production.