Planet Earth

Earth is the planet where we live. It is the third planet from the Sun and is currently the only known planet in the Universe that is able to support life.

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How far is the Moon from the Earth?

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A lunar distance (LD) is an astronomical measurement of the distance from the Earth to the Moon. The average distance from Earth to the Moon is 384,403 kilometers or 238,857 miles, but the actual distance varies over the course of the orbit of the moon. Depending on the Moon's location in its orbit, it is between 225,623 and 252,088 miles away from Earth. This is about 30 times the diameter of the Earth. Measurements of the lunar distance are made by measuring the time it takes for light to travel between the LIDAR stations on Earth and the retroreflectors placed on the Moon. Experiments show that the Moon is spiraling away from Earth at an average rate of 3.8 cm per year. Orbital distances are calculated between the center of the Earth and the center of the Moon. So the actual surface-to-surface distance is shorter by about 7457 kilometers (4634 miles). Because tides spin faster than the Moon moves, the tidal reaction pulls the Moon forward a tiny bit. The moon recedes at a rate of approximately 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) per year. When there was only one continent, the rate was less. . The moon is on an elliptical orbit, so it it not consistently the same distance from earth. When the moon is the closest to earth, it is 225,623 miles away; when the moon is farthest away from earth, it is 252,088 miles away.
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How do you live happily in this tough world?

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For the Grateful (Beginner View) Surround Yourself with people that love and care about you! Stop trying to get all you want, start trying to want all you get. Long Answer: (One View) Live life to the fullest. Most people strive for the best car, the best house, the best clothes, for example. They forget who they are and what they want in life. Just think, "Will getting a new car make me a better person? Make me nicer? Help me have a better life?" Getting a new car wouldn't do those things for me. Remember: The Earth is a playground, don't waste your time trying to impress others, just keep striving to those happy moments in life. Also, if you will risk it, take up every (good) opportunity that comes your way, like learning a new language, or eating something new. Living in this world is GREATEST ever GIFT from GOD. We can't fully repay Him for every blessing He has given to us, but we can start by worshiping him and becoming faithful servants to him. God loves us so much. (John 3:16) He didn't give us life so that we could suffer from unhappiness or unfullfillment. He gave us life so that we can worship Him. Living a tough life for me or for the others also may be a challenge for us to conquer as we live our life. We are not just born to just to fill this empty world but we are born and created because each and everyone of us has a reason for our life. Being happy is not hard for us to feel or gain. Think of our family who were always there in hard times never letting us down no matter how tragic or painful the situation may be. The unconditional love that they're giving us that we felt every time when we think that world forsakes us they are there and with that thought alone how happy can you be. You don't have to think of something just to make you feel special or to put a smile on your face everyday you live. Just think of those people around you who love you. That is worth the happiness of your life and worth the smile on your face everyday as you live no matter how tiring life can be. Also, live each day like it was your last Short Answer: (Another View): 'Wake up'. And realize that the world is in you. In this incredibly hurried, stress-filled life, we need to finds ways to calm down and put things in perspective. See your problems as an opportunity. I say find someone you really love then see if it makes you happier. Simple way: 1. Dont listen to those who always criticise you 2. Listen to soft music 3. Do yoga regularly 4. Try to complete your work on time or before that 5. Avoid all sort of tensions except your happiness maintinence... 6. Listen to Jehovah's Witnesses, they have the answer to real happiness. 7. Read the Bible and good books and meditate on what you read. Think positive and be happy everyday. Treat problems as challenges to your ability to offer solutions. Learn to enjoy whatever things you do. Another Viewpoint Life can be a walk in the park or it can be tough as nails. During both scenarios, you have to have a positive attitude. Goes to show what you learned in Preschool is important- share, be nice, and be happy. Life may throw anything and everything at you, but you just have to be game and on your toes at all times to be sure you catch anything the pitcher of Life throws at you. Contradictory to some points in previous friendus, and with all due respect, I think that reading a Bible or Koran or the Torah itself will not get you through life, but processing those teachings and trying your best throughout life will. A book (again with all religious respect) will not get you through this tough world. You have to have a positive attitude, try your best, set goals, carry your smile, and learn from your mistakes. Try, try, try. Overcome, overcome, overcome. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." Simple way. Try to limit your expenses with in your income, you will be happy. This is best and simple way. Problems arises when you spend more than your income.
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Does the discovery of life on other planets contradict with religions?

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No, if life is discovered on other planets then it will not contradict with religions. Below are opinions from view points of different religions: A. In the Islamic religion: It is mentioned in Quran, Muslim's holy book, that God (the Creator) is the Lord of all worlds. God says in Quran that God is the Lord of what we know and what we don't. God says in Quran that we have known only little. Accordingly, nothing in Quran or Islam religions contradicts with the possibility of discovering life on other planets. God says in Quran (meaning English translation): {In the name of Allah (God), the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. (1) [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds...} [Quran, chapter 1, verse 1-2] {To Him belongs what is in the heavens and what is on the earth and what is between them and what is under the soil. (6)} [Quran, chapter 20, verse 6] {And they ask you, [O Muhammad], about the soul. Say, "The soul is of the affair of my Lord. And mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little." (85)} [Quran, chapter 17, verse 85] {The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [Allah] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving. (44)} [Quran, chapter 17, verse 44] There is a religious explanation, even before such discoveries, revise these verses: {28. And He it is Who sendeth down the saving rain after they have despaired, and spreadeth out His mercy. He is the Protecting Friend, the Praiseworthy. 29. And of His portents is the creation of the heaven and the earth, and of whatever beasts He hath dispersed therein. And He is Able to gather them when He will.}[quoted from, Meanings of the Golrious Quran, by Marmaduke Pickthall] Here the mention of Heavens and earth, meant the whole universe, {12. Allah it is who hath created seven heavens, and of the earth the like thereof. The commandment cometh down among them slowly, that ye may know that Allah is Able to do all things, and that Allah surroundeth all things in knowledge.}So, for certain there is life on other parts of the universe, whether we discovered this or not. The above Quran verses confirm that we still don't know except a little and that God is the Creator of all worlds what we know and what we don't. Accordingly, discovering life on other planets doesn't contradict with Quran or with Islam religion. B. In the Christian religion: There is nothing in the Bible that says God created life only on this planet. Doesn't even rule out other intelligent life in the universe. But after seeing the mess we created in this world, He would probably not try again. Most certainly. The Bible speaks nothing of life on other planets, though some may craft an explantion through through vague references and loose endings. However, the fact remains that would seriously hinder Christian credibility as an absolute religion whose implications are universal. What I think is more interesting is that this does not rule out the existence of God as creator, merely the existence of a God we thought we knew. This discovery would force us as an entire race to seriously question our faith - at least where we rest our faith - because a discovery like that would prove beyond doubt many religions false. The original unadulterated idea of God transmitted to us by Adam through Noah is one of having no form, no physical or natural bounds, one beyond perception and even conception (the imagination). That theology is completely invulnerable and impervious to a discovery of life at another location. Only theologies which are self (human)-centric could be weakened by such a discovery. Read the Scriptures as God speaks to Abraham. He says that he has created worlds without end. The Scriptures do not say that life and God's children are restricted to just this earth. If God would create one world where Billions have lived, why would He not create another place, where more of His children can be tested whether they will follow what is right or not. There are Christian churches that use other holy Christian writings as well as those gathered into 'The Bible'. Certain of those writings reveal that God has created "worlds without number" ... and "the inhabitants thereof are as numberless as the sands upon the seashore" [Moses 1:28] ... 'and the inhabitants thereof, are begotten sons and daughters unto God', ... "But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you ... For behold there are many worlds ..." [Moses 1:35] Here is also a scientific way to test the truthfulness of the Gospel. Put it to the test. Exercise a little faith, read the scriptures, pray about it and wait for answer. And when you receive the answer, feed it and let it grow. It's an experiment. Try it. (And to express an idea that God has killed millions is incorrect. We have the freedom to choose; it's a sacred right. We are judged by those choices. We are free to choose and those who have decided to murder suffer their choices.) The simple answer is no. God has no limits, and the only limit in religion is the mind of man, who is unable to comprehend this. The real answer is: the Baha'i Faith teaches that there are an infinity of other planets out there, and each is alive with God's creatures. They may be very unlike us, but they exist. For some religions, the answer would be "we already knew that". For most others, the answer would be "we already knew that, it's just that you misunderstood us before". I do not think that it would debunk religion. Science and religion serve VERY different needs of humanity, religion is a matter of faith; faith is belief without proof. Science is a tool to understand our surroundings and has zero room for "faith". I do not think that religion and science are mutually exclusive. Actually, the Bible itself says there is intelligent life other than man. There are intelligent beings called angels, cherubim, seraphim, there are the four beasts which stand before the throne of God. The Bible is full of "life on other planets." Also, Christian writers in the last century wrote many sci-fi stories about encountering life on other planets, etc. Some were better than others, but the concept is not foreign to Orthodox Christianity. And if you incorporate Christian fantasy writings such as The Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings, the treatment of the idea of intelligence other than man is even more fully developed. The "problem" posed by the possibility of life on other planets is mostly a moral question. If there are other beings, do they have to obey the same rules as we do? What if their religion were contradictory to ours? Would that challenge the truth of ours? If they experienced a "fall" as our first ancestors did, do they need redemption? In fact, I once heard about a sci-fi story written by a non-Christian author (I have not read it) in which humans land on a planet and Jesus is there getting ready to die on the cross. Several of the earthmen try to stop His execution but Jesus won't let them. He tells them it's necessary for Him to die there, just as He had to die on earth. In every single religious book eg. "Bible" it doesn't say that life doesn't exist on other planets. But in most religious books it states that there are nine planets eg. Mercury, which have life on them... Life being some form eg. Bacteria, not necessarily "Aliens" and in my personal opinion UFO's are a load of CRAP, you can see in UFO sighting pics and videos that its all rubbish. But religions' explanation would be along the lines of what it says in their religious books. The Bible does mention life in other planets that has not gotten corrupted by sin like in earth. C. Other views Who said God only created Planet Earth? God created the entire Universe and everything and everyone in it. Why would "religion" be debunked by discovery of life on another planet? Personally, I don't have "religion." I have a RELATIONSHIP with the God of this universe. To me, discovery of life on another planet would be quite exciting scientifically, and for me, it would strengthen and enhance my faith and beliefs. God is not a limited being. To debunk a religion with such a discovery, you would have to first identify a particular sect that insists no alien life can exist. Not even all sects of Christianity make such a claim. Rather than 'debunking' religion, I believe the opposite would hold true...at least for a while. The discovery of life on other worlds - I'm assuming you mean sentient life? - would be a momentous thing, indeed. I think it would draw people to churches and religious communities in a way that only life-altering events can - for emotional and spiritual support and guidance, to pray for protection or to give thanks, for any number of personal and spiritual reasons. Once the discovery becomes 'old news' people will probably be drawn back to their old ways and habits, but, at first, there would be a huge revival of religion. This is an interesting type of question that has no definite answer, and will not be known until it actually happens. Every person will be different if and when it happens, and of course by human nature there will be people who panic and be full of fear. However, I am sure most people who are religious will believe that instead of debunking God and religion, it would instead be a testament to his/her/its/their power. God is supposed to be diverse, with unlimited power and love. If you believe that, then it should be difficult to believe that he would create one single lonely planet in this huge, possibly infinite universe. There is no direct contradiction between the Bible and the possibility of life on other planets. many traditional Americans view the story of Genesis as describing a process of creating one unique place for life. They also point to John 3:16 (which describes God sending his only son to Earth) to show that Earth is the only place for life. Both of these interpretations really stretch the text to say more than is on paper. Most religions based on the Pentatuch (Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, etc.) have traditions that intelligent life exists only here on Earth. Some Asian and African religions teach that the universe is full of life.
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What is the circumference of the Earth?

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The equatorial circumference of the Earth is about 40,075 km (24,901 m). The polar circumference of the Earth is about 40,008 km (24,860 m). More Precisely: Earth is not a perfect sphere, but is "flattened" at the poles. Its shape is described as an oblate spheroid. So, the Earth's circumference is about 68 km (41 m), larger around its belly than around its poles. This difference is small enough that, were the earth shrunk down to the size of a billiard ball, it would be more perfectly round than most billiard balls. Caveat: The numbers for circumference are always approximations because Earth's surface is irregular and constantly changing. The tidal bulging (constantly shifting) is a dynamic factor. Polar measurements vary with longitude. So these approximations can differ by a kilometer or two.
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How much time would taken by sun rays to get to the sun from the earth?

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The Earth is, on average, about 93,000,000 miles from the Sun, and light travels at 186,000 miles per second. Divide one number by the other, and you see that light takes almost exactly 500 seconds to reach the Earth. That's 8 minutes 20 seconds. The Earth's orbit is an ellipse; sometimes a little closer, sometimes a little farther away. Minor comment: That answer doesn't exactly fit the question, but it's pretty obvious it's answering what the question probably meant.
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What is the ring around the earth called?

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The atmosphere. Space junk, or space debris, and there are tons of it left behind from countless missions. It causes problems for current missions, since collisions could result in serious damage or death.
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Where do the direct rays of the sun strike earth when the sun is at it lowest point in your sky?

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For those living in the Northern Hemisphere the sun's direct rays would be falling on the Tropic of Capricorn when the sun is at the lowest point in your sky. For those in the Southern Hemisphere it would be on the Tropic of Cancer.
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What is the diameter of the earth in light-travel time units?

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0.0425 light-second (rounded) at the equator. 0.0424 light second (rounded) through the poles.
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In perihelion what will be the effect to earth rotation and revolution?

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"Perihelion" is the point in the earth's path around the sun where the distance between the two is minimum, that is, where the earth is closest to the sun. We reach that point and pass it each year around January 2. That event has no effect on the earth's rotation, and doesn't influence the length of daylight and dark. Since the earth's orbital speed is greatest at that point, it does travel a slightly greater angular portion of its orbit on that day than the average. To earthbound observers, the effect of this is that the sun appears to travel a greater distance across the background stars, or through the "Zodiac" if you will.
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What is the communication delay between earth and mars?

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Given the following approximate radii for Earth and mars orbits: Earth = 149,598,261 km Mars = 227,939,150 km The shortest distance between the two is the difference between the two, which yields 4minutes 21seconds for radio to go that distance. The longest distance between the two is the sum, which yields 21minutes.
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Who was the first person on earth?

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Adam was the first. See also the Related Link. Were we created?
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What are cool things to see on Google Earth?

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There are so many cool things to see in Google Earth from airplanes caught by satellite in mid-flight, bizarre land formations, crop circles, to extraordinary and strange places. Not to mention sights in Street View, Mars, Moon, Sky View, and under the ocean. In related links you'll find some useful places to check out the many cool things already found in Google Earth.
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What does the Sun do to planet Earth?

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It gives heat and without it an ice age would come.
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How far is the Earth from the Sun?

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The exact distance between Earth and the Sun varies with its position in its orbit, which is elliptical. The average distance (the mean distance) between the Earth and the Sun is about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles). The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is also called 1 astronomical unit (or AU). This is established as 149, 597, 870.7 kilometers (92,955,887.6 miles). Aphelion (when the Earth is the farthest from the Sun) occurs around the first week of July. The distance is about 152 million km (94.4 million miles). Perihelion (when the Earth is closest to the Sun) occurs in the first week of January. The distance is about 147 million km (91.3 million miles).
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What is after a trillion?

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Quadrillion(15) After it: quintillion(18), sextillion(21), septillion(24), octillion(27), nonillion(30), decillion(33)
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When is the world going to end?

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The End of the World Below are some thoughts as to when the world is going to end: In order to answer this question, we must infer that the questioner means earth and surrounding areas. However, some are taught esoterically that the world comes and goes in history with no permanent creation or destruction. To say the world ends means no preservation exists eternally. Yet many religions have different beliefs and to say one has preference over the other means one is a member of that belief. I prefer the going and coming of lower world preservation times. It could end tomorrow and begin the next day, but in a permanent ending, I do not believe. Consciousness of the Self as an individual spiritual divine spark is eternal no matter what form one is in whether spiritual or manifest. Religions and philosophies place great limitations upon one, whereas freedom of spirit always has been for all outside these binding (meaning of religion) influences. The world will end when no one expects it, when Jesus comes to earth, he will take the people who served him on one side, the other on the other, then he will take the good people up to Heaven and the rest will die while the earth is destroyed, no one knows when though, and don't worry about it, don't freak out. Although the date December 20, 2012 sticks out according to the predictions of Nostradamus (many of his works were coded), the Aztec calendar (nothing on their calendar is recorded after this) and people such as Edgar Cayce, this date does keep coming up. The truth... no one knows when the world is going to end. Since I was a little girl growing up in the 1940's to date there was always this controversy that the world was going to end soon. So far it hasn't, but, we all have to participate in keeping our planet clean and replacing what we take (if we can) and the worst danger of all is over population of the world. This leads to less and less space and an imbalance of nature. It is speculated that the world will most likely end in the year 2012. The Mayan calendar is a system of measurement that has been accurate within seconds for thousands of years. Most of the predictions that were made by the race were correct. In the year 2012 the Mayan calendar ceases completely. There is argument over whether the world will actually end or if it will be similar to an ecological new beginning. In other words, something akin to hitting the reset button.This is purely theory, and cannot be proven at this point. Jesus said no one but the Father knows. According to scientists many people believe that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012. That's the end of the Mayan calendar and most of the predictions were correct but nobody really knows when the world will end. The world will end unexpectedly like a thief in the night as said in the Bible "You shall not know the date nor the time." No one really knows. There are people with signs walking down pedestrian areas in cities that say they know, and occasionally someone will give a date and say it comes from God, but in the scriptures (if you are religious) it tells us that no man knows the hour. We'll probably figure it out before it happens... but not by much. And if you aren't religious, the answer is the same... who knows when we'll blow ourselves up with scary manmade bombs or the next pandemic will come. The best thing we can do is live the best we can and not worry about things that we can't control. It will end 2012, December 21. it said before Jesus was born on calenders People aren't sure. You will know when it is going to happen, though. End of the world - December 21, 2012 Apocalyptic predictions: 2012 is sometimes claimed to be a great year of spiritual transformation (or apocalypse). Many esoteric sources interpret the completion of the twelfth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar (which occurs on December 21 by the most widely held correlation) to mean there will be a major change in world order. Accordingly, several eclectic authors claim that a major, world-changing event will take place in the year 2012: The 1995 book The Mayan Prophecies linked the Mayan calendar with long-period sunspot cycles. The book claims the Maya may have been instructed in their wisdom by discarnate entities from Orion and the Pleiades. Contact was maintained through shamanic rituals conducted in accordance with the movements of planets and stars. The 1997 book "The Bible Code" claims that, according to certain algorithms of the Bible code, a meteor, asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth. The book "The Nostradamus Code" speaks of a series of natural disasters caused by a comet (possibly as above) which will allow the third Antichrist to disperse his troops around the globe under the guise of aid in preparation for a possible nuclear war, although in the strictest sense it is unspecific as to nuclear war or some other natural or man caused destruction. The book "The Orion Prophecy" claims that the Earth's magnetic field will reverse. The 2005 book "Beyond 2012: Catastrophe or Ecstasy" by Geoff Stray reviews several theories, prophecies and predictions concerning 2012 and finds where authors have used faulty information or have bent the truth to fit their theories. The 2006 book "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl" by Daniel Pinchbeck discusses theories of a possible global awakening to psychic connection by the year 2012, creating a noosphere. It also discusses many other aspects of the 2012 phenomenon from a neutral perspective. Other prophecies and apocalyptic writings and hypotheses for this year include: Terence McKenna's mathematical novelty theory suggests a point of singularity in which a great number of things could happen, including "hyperspatial breakthrough", planetesimal impact, alien contact, historical metamorphosis, metamorphosis of natural law, solar explosion, quasar ignition at the galactic core, or nothing. The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, speculated that Pope Benedict XVI would reign during the beginning of the tribulation of which Jesus spoke, and sometime later a future pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", the last in this prophetic list, would appear, bringing as a result the destruction of the city of Rome and the Last Judgment. Many new age spiritualists and philosophers ("new-agers") believe humankind will enter an age of enlightenment in 2012. There are a range of varying, generally positive, beliefs shared by a subset of spiritualists from the mundane to exceptional - including a positive social shift and age of peace, mankind becoming psychic and connected by a collective, and/or an evolution of the human race into non-corporeal beings made of "spiritual" energy, or light energy, i.e. 'ascension'. Some alien-enthusiasts, along with some new-agers, believe 2012 to correspond approximately with the return of alien "watchers" or "caretakers" who might have helped the first human civilizations with developing their technology and may have been waiting for us to reach a higher level of technological and/or social advancement. Beliefs range from the extra-terrestrials having benevolent purposes - such as to help human society evolve - to malevolent purposes - such as enslavement of mankind and/or manipulation. The Nepalese ascetic Ram Bahadur Bomjon, the so-called "Buddha boy", reportedly told his followers that he would return around 2012. Some proponents of a peak oil catastrophe place major events in 2012. Richard C. Duncan's book "The Peak of World Oil Production" and "The Road To The Olduvai Gorge" claims that the Olduvai cliff will begin and permanent blackouts will occur worldwide. Several studies predict a peak in oil production in or around 2012. The end of the world, The world will end in our hands. Soon we will turn ourselves into monsters as we are beginning to. Soon the world will lose its' humane self and rot. World War III is coming. United states is losing it's seat in being the World Power. Eager people are waiting to get their hands on NUKE and send them. For our sake, I hope the world does not end and it will not end, for it is only the beginning. According to scientists: about 6 billion years from now Nobody knows except the person that created the earth itself Many people have tried and will continue trying to derive the date of the end of the world. However, the plain and simple truth is that no one can really know for sure. That's for God to decide. No one knows for sure, only God! This question is practically unanswerable. There are many beliefs that the world will one day end (most commonly known as judgment day). But how or when it will end depends on the religion or faith that people follow/believe in. Some people believe that the world will not end, go on until the end of time, although that is a paradox within itself since there is not "the end of time" if they believe the world will not end! From the Islam religion, the only information that is given is that when The Day Of Judgment -Yawm al 8iyama, literally meaning the day of the rising- does happen, it will be on a Friday. Half way through the year 2830 the world (planet Earth) will implode. Nobody really knows, there are several spiritual, religious and scientific theories of how the world will end and when, several times in the past there have been predictions of when the world will end, like the years 1000, 2000 and in the future, 2012. Scientifically though planet earth will be consumed when the sun grows to a red giant in a couple of billion years or so, whether or not humans are still around remains to be seen, more than likely we will either be extinct, evolved into another lifeform or no longer live on earth. 2012 The Mayan's were great with numbers. Even NASA has said something big is going to happen in the year 2012. but truthfully, nobody in this world knows when the world is going to end. And You should not be worried about that now. It does not matter. It says in The Bible that when Jesus, our Savior, comes back, as He promised us before He went to Heaven, then the Earth might possibly end from all sorts of natural disasters. But truthfully, nobody except God knows. But as I stated earlier, it depends on which religion you believe in. Since not everyone follows The Bible. No one can ever know or predict the exact day when the universe will end, because this God hid from us, and never revealed such information to any human being. Whoever predicts a date is certainly a liar. No one knows the answer to this; only God knows the appropriate time. So, live everyday like its your last, but prepare for the future like you will here for another 80 years! The point when the atmosphere and the ozone runs out of protective layers, and when the sun will burn out. ( note= The sun will burn out in a couple hundred billion years) The world will truly end. Reason #1: The world will end when terrorists hack into the US military computer and fire all the nuclear weapons everywhere. Reason #2: It is believed by some that the end of the world will occur in the year 2032 A.D. with the most popular scenario being a war between the human race and advanced cybernetic organisms. Other anticipated scenarios are a giant asteroid collision with the earth, World War III and an alien invasion/takeover of the earth. Reason #3: There are thousands of cultures that lived thousands of years apart, and they all predicted that on December 21st, 2012, the world will end. The cultures did not specify how, but it could all be a mere coincidence that the cultures chose that same date; or was it chosen for a reason? We will have to wait and find out. Reason #4: In opportunity scientists believe that the world will end just like the dinosaurs life ended. The dinosaurs all died from a meteorite that killed any living thing except stuff that are alive today or else we would not have them! Reason #5: The world will end because of the overflowing junk that has piled up. There will be so much junk, there will be no place to put it all, and the world will just end up dying. According to the Bible, the earth will have an end one day, but no on knows when it will be. All predictions that give a date will be wrong. See these verses from the Bible: About the end of the world: 2 Peter 3:7-13 "But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men...But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up...Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness." But as to when that day will be, no one knows: Matthew 24:35-36 "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only." (See also Mark13:31-32.) That day is said to come as a "thief in the night", which means that no one will no when it will be - for no one knows when a thief will break in their house. (Matthew 24:42-44, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:2) Jesus said in Matthew 24:44 "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." Probably when the sun dies! That will be in about 5 billion years (because that's how much hydrogen we estimate the sun has). When ice caps melt from global warming. That is because the water from the ice caps will overflow the seas and it would flood the Earth's lands! Some say that the worlds going to end on 21st December 2012 because that's when the Mayan calendar ends. I don't think anyone needs to worry about it. The world is not going to end until Jesus comes down to earth again. Nobody knows when The End Of The World is but many people suspected we were all supposed to die on December 21 2012 but it did not happen. There is only one person that knows when the end of the world will be. Only God knows when the end of the world will be. ***** The addenda of the "internet pope" begins here : In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit :2 Peter 3:10 - "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat, both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. [v.11 : Therefore, since all things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, (12) looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? (13) Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells."] 12/21/2013 A.D. : Recently, I happened upon a copy of Pilgrim's Progress, which is, in essence, the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St. John Bunyan, written in the style of an action/adventure novel. (The brief biography of John Bunyan which I read, relates that on more than one occasion he was taken prisoner, and was a mischievous sort of child, who during the 17th century was led to God in various stages [phases]) The book's main character, Christian, receives a call, a vocation, from God, to leave his city of destruction and embark on a perilous journey to the Celestial City in order to enjoy the rewards of his God-King. Burdened with sin, Christian struggles to meet with one of many characters, Interpreter, who instructs him of several things and bids Christian, "God speed." Then Christian tearfully comes to the Cross of Christ, and the burden of his sin is removed, falling off his back into a sepulcher. Christian is then also clothed in fine raiment and given a written roll, a bible, a testament, a resolution, a tract of inspirational writing that he should present at the gate of the Celestial City so that he could be welcomed by the God-King, even though more dangers awaited him on the way. The Courageous movie (video), this 'Resolution ' program, as well as the mentoring and follow-up programs, inclusive to release from prison, all seemingly bear a mirroring of the story of Christian's journey in Pilgrim's Progress. It is my prayer with and for you that we, too, complete this journey, successfully, with room to spare. It also has only been recently that I have had recourse to study some particulars about the perils of our journey as those of which Christ spoke in the Gospel of St. Matthew, chapter twenty four. This has included facing my accusers who, much like myself prior to prayer and research, were in need of a greater understanding of events yet to come. What began as continued robbery, a refusal/failure to do automobile inspection, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has ended in the knowledge that a nuclear holocaust awaits us in the near future. In 2 Peter 3:10 there is mention of a "great noise". I have been led to understand that this ' great noise' will be caused as an after effect of nuclear war. It is only through the use of such incendiaries that a global kindling could occur, much like a flour mill explosion, produced by the dense concentrations of dust and debris in the atmosphere. This explosion will be preceded by an event that some Catholic mystics have called "the three days of darkness." The build-up of fallout will cause this. I have been given the grace to draw some parallels between Christ's coming and return, specifically, His sending the same messenger firstly, and the uniqueness of each experience. What possible reminder could the earth engulfed in darkness possibly evoke? Was not Christ in the tomb, that sepulcher of sin, for three days? Has not a great spiritual darkness already come upon men, where common murder is seen as a God serving necessity, and sexual perversion is embraced as ethical? Take away God's grace, and we will all surely perish, but this is the Judgment, the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. The Catholic mystics tell us that the only way to see physically during the three days of darkness shall be by being in possession (and use) of both blessed (beeswax) candles and blessed matches. This means that all manner of conventional electricity will fail. What scientists must remember is that the coming of the day of the Lord has unique experiences. The agnostic/atheist scientist who has gone so far as to assume electricity to be solely of man's creation, will find him/her self without an explanation. But all scientists will agree that the arsenal of ICBMs (inter-continental ballistic missiles) could be strong enough to cause fallout greater than the largest known natural explosion, that of Krakatoa, the volcano-island that basically disappeared after erupting in the latter 1800's, and caused worldwide visible darkening for some five days. When nations vie for the status of having the most deadly force as regards their weaponry, Satan is literally having a picnic. As long and damaging as what is called "World War Two" was, the era of peace to come, as promised by Our Lady of Fatima's prophecy (1917), has not yet been realized in terms of the resolution of the three days of darkness, where, again, to quote the 2nd letter of St. Peter, "we . . . look for the new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells." With such unresolved conflict, it is easy that one find writing of resolution to be a difficult task. I have noted to the group that the Resolution Program wreaks of error in the subliminal and outright disobedience to Christ's command, : "Call no man your father." I have efforted to also show that God raises, even resurrects, the sign of the Son of Man (Matt. 24:30) - that He has used my body, soul, and strength in this process, which in the past was manifested to the world in St. Elijah and St. John the Baptist. There is need for further resolution which only time and the grace of God can bring. Let us not hasten unnecessarily, as inclusive to this resolution is the eternity which Christ has promised : (cf. John 14:2) : "I go to prepare a place for you." Christ's preparing has included His sufferings and death upon the Cross, defeating death by His death. We are assured that our Creator has spoken with resolve on the night He was betrayed to continue to work on our behalf in His promise and sending of the Holy Spirit to strengthen and guide us. The Epistle of James (4:13-14) states : "Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit' ; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away." Let our resolution then, be that of God's resolve - past, present, and future, to learn and love of His Word, as did Christian in Pilgrim's Progress. Christ has said of our times, "All these are beginnings of sorrows," likening His 2nd Coming to the birth of a child. Let us resolve to embrace that coming Child, for it is, indeed, Our Creator and Our God. sincerely, the resurrected Prophet of the Most High, St. John the Baptist, whom Jesus Christ calls "the Elias who was to come", enjoying the rapture of Christ's love in the duty of Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), the sign of the Son of Man in Heaven (Matthew 24:30). The world will never end because Christ is seated at the right hand of God the Father, ruling, reigning and judging His people : Today, Bright Monday, April 6, 2015 A.D., is the 937th day in the 1,290 and 1,335 day periods of Daniel 12:11 & 12, respectively. Of May 8, 2016 A.D., it was foretold more than 2,500 years ago, and written : "Blessed is he who waits and comes unto 1,335 days." Great and Holy Friday, March 25, 2016 A.D., begins the final 45 days of the 1,335 day period. This is the judgment of fire foretold in : 2 Peter 3:10-14 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) 10 But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it, shall be burnt up. 11 Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness? 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of the Lord, by which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with the burning heat? 13 But we look for new heavens and a new earth according to his promises, in which justice dwelleth. 14 Wherefore, dearly beloved, waiting for these things, be diligent that you may be found before him unspotted and blameless in peace. when god decides When will the world end? That's a good thing to ask.... But you don't have to worry about it because it will happen in more then 100000000 years!
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What is the weight of the Earth?

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Weight of the Earth The Earth is in orbit around the Sun, or in freefall, so technically its weight is zero. Weight depends on measuring the attraction between two objects, such as a person and the Earth. It is actually a mutual attraction between their masses. The mass of the Earth, however, can be calculated from its gravity. Mass of the Earth Newton showed that, for spherical objects, you can make the simplifying assumption that all of the object's mass is concentrated at the center of the sphere. The following equation expresses the gravitational attraction that two spherical objects have on one another: F = G * M1 * M2 / R2 R is the distance separating the two objects. G is a constant that is 6.67259x10-11m3/s2 kg. M1 and M2 are the two masses that are attracting each other. F is the force of attraction between them. Assume that Earth is one of the masses (M1) and a 1-kg sphere is the other (M2). The force between them is 9.8 kg*m/s2 -- we can calculate this force by dropping the 1-kg sphere and measuring the acceleration that the Earth's gravitational field applies to it (9.8 m/s2). The radius of the Earth is 6,400,000 meters (6,999,125 yards). If you plug all of these values in and solve for M1, you find that the mass of the Earth is 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms (6 x 1024 kilograms), or 6 quintillion metric tons (6 x 1021 tonnes). ---- As odd as it sounds, the weight of Earth is exactly zero, because the Earth is in orbit around the sun, and as such, the Earth is free falling in space around the sun.1 Any object in free fall in space, including an object in orbit, is weightless. That is why astronauts are weightless when in orbit around the Earth. Weight is a characteristic of an object as it relates to the gravitational field it is resting in. You would have to take the earth to a much more massive world, like Jupiter, and ignoring the difficulties caused by the gaseous make up of the planet, put the Earth on a rather large scale to see what the Earth "weighs" there. Of course, its weight would change based on its distance from the center of gravity of the attracting object. On Earth, weight changes negligibly at any altitude within the atmosphere. The mass of the earth is another matter. The mass of the earth is 5.9736×1024 kg, or about 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 Kg. 1 An orbit is a special case of a free fall condition. As the orbiting object falls downwards, it also travels transversely (sideways) at such a rate that its falling trajectory projects a curve that always remains the same distance from the planet's surface. ====================================== From a different perspective: The following experient was performed. Gravitational forces always occur in pairs, between the centers of two masses, and the two forces are equal, so that the force between me and the earth is what I call my "weight". If this is generally correct, then the weight of any object depends on the other object to which it is gravitationally attracted at the moment, and if that's true, then I can weigh the earth on me. In my laboratory, I placed a tiny mirror on the floor. I then took a bathroom scale out of a cabinet, inverted it, and placed it top-down on the floor, with its digital display visible in the tiny mirror. I then alighted upon the scale, placing my full body upon the surface that is normally the bottom of the scale ... the surface with the label, the rubber feet, and the battery door on it. In this way, I was able to weigh the earth in my gravitational field, and (just as Sir Isaac might have predicted) it was precisely equal to my weight when measured in the earth's gravitational field. It would seem that in order to accurately quote the earth's weight, the question must specify the other object to which the earth is being gravitationally attracted, and must also specify the other object's mass, and the distance between the centers of mass of the earth and the other object. As any of these details changes, so too does the earth's 'weight' change!
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Where do most earthquakes occur in the world?

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Most earthquakes occur along the edge of the oceanic and continental plates. The earth's crust is made up of several pieces, called plates. The plates under the oceans are called oceanic plates and the rest which are under the land surface are continental plates. The plates are moved around by the motion of a deeper part of the earth (the mantle) that lies underneath the crust. These plates are always bumping into each other, pulling away from each other, or past each other. The plates usually move at about the same speed that your fingernails grow. Earthquakes usually occur where two plates are running into each other or sliding past each other. Earthquakes mostly occur in places where there is a Fault Line. Plates under the Earth's surface move and push against each other. Some of these places are: South America North America Japan Australia Africa Philippines India Caribbean Haiti Alaska is the most earthquake-prone state and one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Alaska experiences a magnitude 7 earthquake almost every year, and a magnitude 8 or greater earthquake on average every 14 years. or just this near subduction zones.
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How far from Earth is Jupiter?

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Because both planets orbit the sun, the distance varies, since at some times both will be on the same side of the sun, but at other times, on opposite sides. When Jupiter and Earth are closest, Jupiter is 390,682,810 miles (628,743,036 km) from Earth. The Earth is 93,000,000 miles (149,668,992 km) from the Sun. Jupiter is 483,682,810 miles (778,412,028 km) from the Sun. At our most distant, Jupiter is 576,682,810 miles (928,081,020 km) from the Earth, when the two planets are on opposite sides of the Sun. Measured in Astronomical Units (AU), the distance between Earth and Jupiter varies from 4.2 AU to 6.2 AU. An Astronomical Unit is approximately 93,000,000 miles (149,668,992 km), or the mean distance from the Earth to the Sun. Therefore, the distance between the Earth and Jupiter can be anywhere between slightly over four times or six times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. The calculations are very close, but approximate, and also depend upon the slightly varying mass of the Sun, which has an effect on orbital distances.
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How many degrees is the earth's axis tilted from the line that is perpendicular to the earth's plane of orbit around the sun?

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The Earth's axis is tilted by about 23.5 degrees (more exactly 23 degrees, 26 minutes, 21.4119 seconds) with respect to the perpendicular to the plane of its orbit (the plane of the ecliptic)