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Originally posted by theregonnakillme
reply to post by Bedlam
I understand your thinking but you are forgetting the speed which our solar system moves through space. This alone increases the potential collective ability and resulting volume by factors our calculators can not even show!
Originally posted by Bedlam
Your math problem for the day is:
1) go look up the predicted density of the "cloud" in terms of particles per cubic meter
2) Using the diameter of Earth, calculate the swept volume in cubic meters for a year's travel. For distance, look up the speed of Earth relative to the local group
3) Based on particle density and volume, if all the particles were hydrogen, and all reacted with oxygen to form water, how much water would that be? Don't forget to divide by two.
Originally posted by ANNED
if you got enough hydrogen from space to mix with oxygen to raise the sea level 1000 feet you would run out of oxygen and the raising water level would be the lest of our problems because we all would die from a lack of oxygen.