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JamesJ

  • 4 years ago

Is the earth getting lighter or heavier right now?

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  1. AravindG
    • 4 years ago
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    nice qn

  2. JamesJ
    • 4 years ago
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    Take a guess and try and figure out as many factors as you can before clicking through and reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16787636

  3. AravindG
    • 4 years ago
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    i guess its becoming lighter ... i maybe wrong

  4. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    "The Earth is acting like a giant vacuum cleaner powered by gravity in space, pulling in particles of dust," says Dr Smith This goes to emphasize that it is high time we find an alternate planet for survival

  5. asnaseer
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    Interesting find James - I never considered this question before.

  6. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    A doubt James. If the mass of the Earth would change, wouldnt the time period of the Earth's Rotation Change as: No external torque in space, I x (angular velocity) is constant. So if I changes, omega changes?

  7. JamesJ
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    Yes, definitely. But as the loss is only ~0.000000000000001% of the total mass per year, the period change is likewise tiny.

  8. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Okay. Thanks.

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