posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:27 AM
When you tie an object (say a ball) to a piece of rope and swing in around, what do you get? The ball goes around you in a circle. Not earth-shaking
science. What happens when you let go of the rope? The ball goes of in one or other direction. No more circle. Still nothing exciting here, right?
We’ve known for quite some time now that the moon is drifting away from earth. The moon is spiralling away from Earth at a rate of 38 mm per year to
be precise. And we know this because of the Lunar laser ranging experiment
As is Saturn’s rings drifting away from the planet:
Saturn's rings are unstable. They gradually drift outward, and disruption from bombardment could mean that they could not last more than 10,000
years. The rings cannot be billions of years old.
As is the whole universe expanding as it is “moving away from the centre.
Metric expansion of space
It seems that the nature of turning and spinning objects is to go “outwards”, right? Perhaps this can be best described by the
theory of Spherical pendulum
So wouldn’t this indicate that the earth may also be drifting away from the sun? What would this mean?
Would it not mean everything? Constant changes. A hole in the whole “global warming” debacle? Perhaps global warming would have been worse, were
it not for the fact that we’re drifting away from the sun? And inevitably an “icy planet” which could mean the end of life should we not adapt?
The matter of the fact is that the earth’s spin around its own axes is also slowing down, which could mean that the outward drift may be increasing
All that said, at the speed at which “drifts” take place (such as that of the moon) no-one around here will still be around when the planet
reaches a critical point of extinction…