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Mass (kg)........................................................................5.98 x 10^24
Diameter (km)...............................................................12756
Mean density (kg/m^3) ................................................5520
Escape velocity (m/sec)...............................................11200

Average distance from Sun (AU)................................1
Rotation period (length of day in Earth hours)........23.93
Revolution period (length of year in Earth days).....365.26

Obliquity (tilt of axis in degrees).................................23.4
Orbit inclination (degrees)..........................................0
Orbit eccentricity (deviation from circular)................0.017

Highest point on surface....................Mount Everest
Atmospheric components.................78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 1% argon
Surface materials................................basaltic|granitic rock|altered materials

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