Mercury | Venus | Earth | Mars
In this part of the gallery, explore the Earth and learn about the forces that shape its surface.
Find out how the inside of the Earth works, and how we know what the Earth is made of. Discover why earthquakes and volcanoes happen, and why they don't happen in Britain. Did you know that not all volcanoes erupt lava? Find out why in this part of the gallery.
Most of the features on the Earth's surface were formed by interactions between the Earth's internal processes, water, and the atmosphere. How has geology shaped the landscape as we know it? Find out in this part of the gallery ...
Satellite image of the Grand Canyon [NASA]
Understanding the other planets in the Solar System gives us clues about the origins of the Earth. For example, samples of rock from the Moon tell a story about how the Earth formed, more than 4.5 billion years ago. Find out how in this part of the gallery.
Thin section of basalt from the Moon