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Originally posted by mikem
From another post I did I want to dicuss this.
Gravity is based upon the earths core, the further away from the core we get the less the gravity.
The Earth is growing because of space debris and star dust.. as someone said its an inch a year.
The Earths crust is not relative to our gravity.
When Dinosaurs were on the Earth the Gravity was less... thats the only way to explain the larger masses
So my question is: if the earth is expanding and us living on the surface are moving further from the core... how is it that gravity is getting heavier.
I have an answer that I think is right but I will let this go for now
While suggested historically, since the recognition of plate tectonics in the 1970s scientific consensus has rejected any expansion or contraction of the Earth.
Originally posted by NoNameBrand
The core is responsible for our magnetic field, not gravity. It is mass that dictates how much gravity we have, the more mass the higher the gravity.
Originally posted by TheLieWeLive
Maybe we don't rotate as faster as we once did and now that the planet is slowing down the gravitational pull is different?
Originally posted by eriktheawful
Originally posted by biggmoneyme
the strongest point of gravity is at the center. and the faster you rotate the less gravity.
That is NOT gravity. That is called Centrifugal force:
THIS is gravity (I already posted this once in this thread):
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by biggmoneyme
It reduces the perceived force of gravity, not the force of gravity itself.
Gravity is not strongest at the center. In fact, gravity is 0 at the center. It's strongest at (or near) the surface.
Originally posted by wlord
any animal will grow larger if you feed it. try feeding an alligator every day and watch him become a dinosaur