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Can the Earth grow?

 
 
xxxx
 
Reply Thu 29 Nov, 2012 09:35 pm
" earth could gain anymore surface is from our core becoming solid on the surface
and our surface not coming back down to the core.."
quoted by my friend ahaha.. So just got curious. . . . Does the earth grow?
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2012 06:21 am
@xxxx,
Well, it does a bit (farmerman, please confirm). We're hit by meteors all the time (a lot of them are teeny tiny), and they stick because of gravity. Hell, that's how the earth (in some ways; it was also due to particles colliding from the sun's accretion disc) got formed in the first place.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2012 06:49 am
If it stays away from sweets and fatty foods, there's still hope.
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 30 Nov, 2012 08:12 am
@xxxx,
It all depends on what you mean by earth. When the earth warms the atmosphere expands which clearly means the volume occupied by the earth and it's atmosphere is more. That doesn't mean the earth has more mass however.
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