What happens to the weight of the planet .. Is it increasing or decreasing?

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Is the weight of the planet becoming heavier with time, or is it lightening? According to the British newspaper, The Telegraph, the planet captures about 500 tons of dust and meteorites every day, while orbiting in space. Over the course of 4 billion years, the age of the Earth was formed, the planet picked up a quantity of dust and stones amounting to 16 “million million million” tons. The source explained that this captured amount of dust and stones represents only less than 1 percent of the total mass of the planet.

Experts believe that the weight of the planet will increase, with a mass ranging between 30 thousand and 100 thousand tons per year.

Gravity on the planet plays an important role in capturing dust and meteorites that revolve in space. But the Earth does not only gain weight, as a result of what it picks up during its existence and rotation in space, but also loses weight due to other factors.

The Earth loses weight, as the energy in the planet’s interior is used and burned, and weight loss also occurs when hydrogen and helium are removed from the atmosphere. It is estimated that the planet loses up to 100 tons per year, as a result of the mentioned factors.

These numbers of weight gain and loss may seem enormous, at first glance, but they become very marginal and small when compared to the total weight of the Earth.

And many may think that the buildings and towers that humans erect, lead to an increase in weight on the earth, and here experts explain that our activities do not change; Because the materials we use in construction, such as iron and cement, are already on the earth, so we only change their shape or manufacture them.

On the other hand, the increase in population does not affect the weight of the earth; Because the human makeup contains substances that are pre-existing on the planet, therefore, the increase is completely natural.





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