Page 4 of Sorry about all the doom and gloom, but I have been thinking about the end of days of late. We all know it's gonna come to an end sooner or later. Five... 49 comments | 2971 Views | Go to page 1 →
Nov 26, 16, 07:29 AM #46
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The Earth's gravity is strong enough to hold onto its solid and liquid particles, as well as most of its atmosphere (we do lose some helium, as it is a very low density gas.)
You also mention the Earth's fast rate of speed as why it should be losing surface matter. Let me create a very simplified analogy here. Let's say you have an open tank of water in the back of a truck traveling at 55 mph down a very smooth highway. The friction of the moving water with the air would cause a loss of some of the water. However, there is no air in space, so there isn't any frictional force to rob us of crust, water, etc. Inertia keeps Earth's solid, liquid and gaseous particles moving along with it.
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Nov 26, 16, 08:01 PM #47
Nov 29, 16, 07:26 PM #48
After Papaw and I have just had THE best night of our lives, sitting on the beach in Bora Bora sipping the most expensive champagne. The nuts of the world light us all up with nuclear or more powerful weapons. Lights out. What a way to go.
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Nov 29, 16, 08:20 PM #49I don't care as long as it is quick.
Dec 4, 16, 08:08 PM #50