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Do we use the same water since creation?

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posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 05:01 AM
A thought came to me just before sleep while looking to a glass of water, here we goes, to my knowledge there is absence of Water in space so there is no way our planet obtain new water supply from outer space and thus we are still using the same water previous generations used.

It may seem obvious but I think it’s a cool thought, since imagine how many times our planet recycled water from pee, washing clothes residue, cries, beer, soft drinks, the list never ends and everything is perfectly replaced for all these years.

Also has water ever been considered as a God by any culture since the Sun was so related to life while if you leave water alone life starts forming from it which is amazing.

Before I water formed on our planet? where it came from?

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 06:32 AM
under certain conditions, hydrogen and oxygen will combine to make water. it creates or is created form an explosion. perhaps in the creation of our solar system. while it doesnt float around loose like little blobs, it appears to be out there.
we dont know there is no water elsewhere in space. europa is a frozen moon, it appears to be all water.

scientists also belive they have detected water on planet in another solar system. infrared spectrum or some such detection tools.

also jupiter has callista which appears to have water

water water everywhere, lets all take a drink!!

and iceball could easily transmit water to earth. comets are dusty iceballs. if it was big enough to pass through our atmosphere it could bring new water in.

its not our pee that is ulitmately recylcing water. humans really dont use and pass as much as normal geological processes. evaporation, water storage in the poles, precipitation and cloud levels.

this was all 8th year geography.

*edited callistas correct orbited host*

[edit on 10-8-2009 by okamitengu]

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:42 AM
after a quick research,

In a person's lifetime an average of 40,000 Ltrs of water are consumed as for drinking

Roughly 106,456,367,669 ppl populated the Earth,

And there are an astonishing 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 Ltrs of Water in the Oceans

So basically :

1 Person Life time Water Usage as per drinking = 40,000 Ltrs
Water consumed by the ppl populating Earth = 4,258,254,706,760,000 Ltrs
Which is a tiny tiny fraction of the sea massive 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 Ltrs

Who knows how much water was used by industries, home usage washing etc

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 07:46 AM
Water ice is one of the main components making up comets.

Comet nuclei are known to range from about 100 meters to more than 40 kilometers across. They are composed of rock, dust, water ice, and frozen gases such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia.


posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:32 AM
*apparently* There are more molecules in a glass of water than there has ever been people on Earth. So every glass of water we drink will contain some molecules that have been drunk by say...Jesus, Hitler, Alexander the Great and Elizabeth the First. How do we empty our bodies of waste fluid? Yup, we are drinking water that has also been p***ed into holes and against walls by some of life's legends and villains!

On the poignant side, we also cry tears that could have been cried by others.

Think about what fish do in it...

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:51 AM
Every drop of water you drink in London has been through someone seven times - or so the saying goes.

There are many amazing facts like this - every breath you take has some of the same molecules shakespeare once breathed.....?!

But the best mind FCK is that our planet was formed from the debris of collapsed stars - we are all made of star dust my friend - and THAT is why I have no need for God - I am made of Stars and thats a FACT.

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 08:53 AM
It's taught in elementary school that the water system has been recycled forever. The water used thousands of years ago is the same water we use today. None created or destroyed.

posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:03 AM

Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
It's taught in elementary school that the water system has been recycled forever. The water used thousands of years ago is the same water we use today. None created or destroyed.

Tis true.

You are drinking the same from the same pool as King Tut - and Genghis Khan !

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 03:11 AM
Hydrocarbon combustion should generate some amount of new water (usually in the form of water vapor) with the combination of heat, the molecules of hydrogen contained in the fuel (the simplest hydrocarbon, methane, is CH4) and those of oxygen (O2) in the air.

[edit on 2009/8/11 by Shirakawa]

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 03:26 AM
Water in the universe

Much of the universe's water may be produced as a byproduct of star formation. When stars are born, their birth is accompanied by a strong outward wind of gas and dust. When this outflow of material eventually impacts the surrounding gas, the shock waves that are created compress and heat the gas. The water observed is quickly produced in this warm dense gas.[13]

Water has been detected in interstellar clouds within our galaxy, the Milky Way. Water probably exists in abundance in other galaxies, too, because its components, hydrogen and oxygen, are among the most abundant elements in the universe. Interstellar clouds eventually condense into solar nebulae and solar systems such as ours.

Water vapor is present on:
Mercury - 3.4% in the atmosphere, and large amounts of water in Mercury's exosphere[14]
Venus - 0.002% in the atmosphere
Earth - trace in the atmosphere (varies with climate)
Mars - 0.03% in the atmosphere
Jupiter - 0.0004% in the atmosphere
Saturn - in ices only
Enceladus (moon of Saturn) - 91% in the atmosphere
exoplanets known as HD 189733 b[15] and HD 209458 b.[16]

Liquid water is present on:
Earth - 71% of surface
Moon - small amounts of water have been found (in 2008) in the inside of volcanic pearls brought from Moon to Earth by the Apollo 15 crew in 1971.[17]

Strong evidence suggests that liquid water is present just under the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus and on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Water ice is present on:
Earth - mainly as ice sheets
polar ice caps on Mars
Comets and comet source populations (Kuiper belt and Oort cloud objects).

Water ice may be present on the Moon, Ceres, and Tethys. Water and other volatiles probably comprise much of the internal structures of Uranus and Neptune.

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 03:27 AM
also interesting..

River Facts
Currently, 600,000 miles of our rivers lie behind an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 dams.
The United States has 3,500,000 miles of rivers. The 600,000 miles of rivers lying behind dams amounts to fully 17% of our river mileage.
The Missouri River is about 2,540 miles long, making it the longest river in North America. The Nile is the longest river in the world at 4,132 miles as it travels northward from its remote headwaters in Burundi to the Mediterranean Sea.
The 8 longest rivers in the U.S. are (in descending order) Missouri, Mississippi, Yukon, St. Lawrence (if you count the Great Lakes and its headwaters as one system), Rio Grande, Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio.
Water covers nearly three-fourths of the earth's surface.
Most of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.
Over 90% of the world's supply of fresh water is located in Antarctica.
Saline water can be desalinated for use as drinking water by going through a process to remove the salt from the water. The process costs so much that it isn't done on a very large scale. The cost of desalting sea water in the U.S. ranges from $1 to $16 per 1000 gallons.

The overall amount of water on our planet has remained the same for two billion years.

The United States consumes water at twice the rate of other industrialized nations.
1.2 billion -- Number of people worldwide who do not have access to clean water.
6.8 billion -- Gallons of water Americans flush down their toilets every day.

[edit on 11-8-2009 by heineken]

[edit on 11-8-2009 by heineken]

posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 12:46 PM

Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
It's taught in elementary school that the water system has been recycled forever. The water used thousands of years ago is the same water we use today. None created or destroyed.

It's true that most of the water we use today has been recycled for millions and billions of years...

...However it's NOT true to say that water is neither created nor destroyed.

Electrolysis (a common way to produce hydrogen) destroys water by separating the hydrogen atoms from the oxygen atom. Water can also be destroyed when it reacts with lithium, sodium, or potassium -- the explosive reaction between water and these elements removes one hydrogen atom from the water, creating a "hydroxide" (OH).

Water is also continually being created. Water is an oxide of hydrogen -- meaning when hydrogen is combusted (i.e., "burned), water vapor is created. The definition of "combustion" of any substance means that substance chemically combines with oxygen. Therefore, when hydrogen is combusted, two hydrogen atoms combine with one oxygen atom, thus creating H2O.

[edit on 8/11/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]

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