#1 By: howtogeek, June 22nd, 2013 13:39
#2 By: clb92, June 22nd, 2013 15:16
Quite a bit of space dust must burn up in out atmosphere, right?
#3 By: Jim S., June 22nd, 2013 15:25
@clb92 Evidently 40,000 tons doesn't.
#4 By: Doctordeere, June 22nd, 2013 15:48
I would like to propose ejecting 400,000 politicians and lawyers into deep space annually to maintain our balance.
#5 By: Paul Hounshell, June 22nd, 2013 15:53
@clb92 Where do you think it goes after it burns? Magical space elves come and cart it away? Or maybe it still contributes to the overall weight of the planet.
#6 By: jupiterthunder, June 22nd, 2013 15:53
I'm disappointed that the response rate is not 100% accuracy.
#7 By: Josh Burghandy, June 22nd, 2013 16:11
Even if something burns, the law of conservation of mass suggests that toasted space dust would still be with us.
#8 By: Farris, June 23rd, 2013 00:32
So if we grab a few Black Holes we can vacuum up all the extra Space Dust, get rid of the debris from all the Fast Food Meals, suck up the extra moisture from the Melting Glaciers, and then clog them up with the 400,000 politicians, and then call HTG to fix it.
#9 By: Naman Sood, June 23rd, 2013 00:57
So if we grab a few Black Holes we can vacuum up all the extra Space Dust
They'd vacuum us up too.
get rid of the debris from all the Fast Food Meals
suck up the extra moisture from the Melting Glaciers
Just so you know, they aren't taking up any weight.
#10 By: Farris, June 23rd, 2013 12:46
Look, if we could grab the Black hole to begin with we'd know how to keep it from sucking us up to begin with
Look, if we could grab the Black hole to begin with we'd know
Just figured if we could use a black hole like a wet-vac we could do some general house cleaning, then use the Politicians to clog it up ( finally, a use for a politician! )
#11 By: Ron_McNichol, June 23rd, 2013 13:59
Lemme see, the Earth's mass is increasing. I am attracted to Earth by it's increasing mass, hence increasing gravity. So THAT'S why my bathroom scale shows greater numbers.
#12 By: M Lindahl, June 23rd, 2013 19:07
There is not enough mass to overcome our atmosphere and accelerate to a velocity high enough to burn up.