Do we stand on 99% empty space?

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Offline benep

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Do we stand on 99% empty space?
« on: 25/05/2008 23:46:34 »
 my headteacher gave us a did you knwo assembly and he said what we stand on is 99% empty space and im like huh??? how can this be? is it because the universe is so vast that our planet only takes 99% volume? or is he telling porkey pies?


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Re: Do we stand on 99% empty space?
« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2008 04:00:58 »
your teacher is telling the truth. Atoms are 99% empty space. Atoms are so empty that you can squeeze the earth to the size of a penny. If we squeezed the earth to this size it would turn into a black hole and object so dense that nothing can escape it not even light.
The scientist that discovered this became afraid that he would fall through the floor. [:)]

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Re: Do we stand on 99% empty space?
« Reply #2 on: 27/05/2008 16:31:52 »
wow thats interesting lol wow thanks ^^
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