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Offline Stevemar66

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How far does the Earth travel in Space per day ?
« on: 15/07/2005 14:25:24 »
Knowning that the world revolves and orbits the sun. Combine this with the fact that our universe is expanding, and our galaxy is rotating.

How far do we travel through space each day?



 

Offline Ultima

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Re: How far does the Earth travel in Space per day ?
« Reply #1 on: 16/07/2005 00:08:47 »
:DLOL it'll be a lot, relative to what though? It's space don't forget! Relative to the centre of the Galaxy???? Itís not intuitive to think like this on the kinds of scales you are talking about.

wOw the world spins?
« Last Edit: 16/07/2005 00:16:33 by Ultima »
 

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Re: How far does the Earth travel in Space per day ?
« Reply #2 on: 16/07/2005 01:53:24 »
There are some who say our galaxy is actually folding in on itself not expanding...How long before i will have to fold down and actually be able to touch my toes?
OMG am I sounding like Neil now?
 

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Re: How far does the Earth travel in Space per day ?
« Reply #3 on: 24/07/2005 08:19:44 »
At the equator you'd be travelling east at just over 1000 mph due to the rotation of the earth.

London is 51 degrees latitude and it's not so far round the globe this far north, so you'll only be doing 800 mph or so. Either way, hold on to your hat.

If you find these speeds a bit scary go and sit a yard from the North Pole - there you'll only be doing about 9 inches an hour. And try not to think about the 66,000 mph at which you're zooming around the sun!

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« Last Edit: 24/07/2005 08:29:28 by Mike HR »
 

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