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What would happen if the planets had no gravity to keep them selves floating around the sun or earth froze in time

dianka 2012/06/30 21:13:21
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  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/07/01 16:27:01 (edited)
    we would die?
    Just MEH....Piwan
    Vacccuum of space and gravity from rotation is what keeps the planets in their round shape, without those factors they would break apart!
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/01 10:37:40
    Undecided
    Don Leuty
    A number of physical laws would have be broken.
  • Alvin 2012/07/01 01:46:24
    Undecided
    Alvin
    If there was no gravity, the only thing that would be left is levity and we'd all be laughing too hard to give a tinker's dam
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/07/01 00:38:18
    Undecided
    Keegan The Fabulous
    The question really should be "what would happen if the sun had no gravity to keep the planets orbiting it?"

    The answer:
    1. Science as we know it would be knocked up MAJORLY. Think about it - if a star didn't have a gravitational field, that means much of general relativity would be incorrect, and researchers would set their heads aflame trying to work out the correct laws. Politics would look relatively calm in comparison!
    2. The planets wouldn't exist in the first place. They exist because after the sun was born, the cloud of dust surrounding it condensed into rocks, which collided with each other to form small planets, which then smashed into and pushed each other around until only the biggest planets remained. (That's how Mercury, Earth, and all the other planets formed.) If the sun had no gravitational field today, that means it wouldn't have had a gravitational field when it was born. The dust-cloud wouldn't have condensed, and the rocks that turned into the planets we see today wouldn't have formed.
    3. WE wouldn't be around. Asteroids have shown to carry amino acids and perhaps even water, but a few amino acids don't make up a living organism. To get them to react with each other in that way, you need heat, space, fuel for their reactions (e.g. LOTS of other amino acid...



    The question really should be "what would happen if the sun had no gravity to keep the planets orbiting it?"

    The answer:
    1. Science as we know it would be knocked up MAJORLY. Think about it - if a star didn't have a gravitational field, that means much of general relativity would be incorrect, and researchers would set their heads aflame trying to work out the correct laws. Politics would look relatively calm in comparison!
    2. The planets wouldn't exist in the first place. They exist because after the sun was born, the cloud of dust surrounding it condensed into rocks, which collided with each other to form small planets, which then smashed into and pushed each other around until only the biggest planets remained. (That's how Mercury, Earth, and all the other planets formed.) If the sun had no gravitational field today, that means it wouldn't have had a gravitational field when it was born. The dust-cloud wouldn't have condensed, and the rocks that turned into the planets we see today wouldn't have formed.
    3. WE wouldn't be around. Asteroids have shown to carry amino acids and perhaps even water, but a few amino acids don't make up a living organism. To get them to react with each other in that way, you need heat, space, fuel for their reactions (e.g. LOTS of other amino acids, carbon, hydrogen), and lots of other stuff that asteroids can't provide. That's what planets and stars are for - they can provide all of that, and more.

    Too long, didn't read: no gravity = no planets = no life = no human species. Humans wouldn't exist at all. The sun would be forever alone.

    And don't even get us started on galaxies, stars, black holes, and other celestial bodies...
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  • dianka Keegan ... 2012/08/18 17:59:52
    dianka
    some on knows their science!
  • dustin.oubre 2012/06/30 23:15:52
    Undecided
    dustin.oubre
    If I'm reading your question correctly, you're asking what would happen if the planets in our solar system did not have gravity.
    Well, first off, everything living thing on the planet not literally rooted or bolted to the surface would probably float off the planet. Without gravity, we have no way of staying on the surface of earth. Then, without the gravitational pull of the other planets, each planet would not be able to maintain in orbit around the sun, and end up being sucked into it.
  • tweet_tweet 2012/06/30 22:51:30
    Undecided
    tweet_tweet
    +2
    The planet's gravity doesn't keep it floating around the sun. The sun's gravitaional field keep the earth rotating around it.
  • ColourfulxRain 2012/06/30 22:35:34
    we would die?
    ColourfulxRain
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/06/30 22:32:00
    Undecided
    Jack's Pearl
    All I know for sure is we would all cease to live. I'm not sure what would happen to the planets.
  • Megan's a soul collector 2012/06/30 21:37:17
    we would die?
    Megan's a soul collector
    Well yeah that seems basic enough. No gravity means we would float away. No sun means no heat and no plants which means no oxygen. So if we did end up being able to stay on the planet we would still die.
  • kir 2012/06/30 21:34:23
    Undecided
    kir
    There would be no planet; gravity is what holds all the molecules that make up a planet together.
  • Seiryuu kir 2012/07/01 00:00:51
    Seiryuu
    That is not how gravity works.
  • kir Seiryuu 2012/07/01 00:14:09
    kir
    Gravity is the real or apparent force of attraction between massive objects. It is this force of attraction that causes small particles to attract each other slowly forming dust cloud; as particles in dust clouds attract each other they form small planetoids and eventually planets.

    Like I said; without gravity, planets would not exist.
  • Seiryuu kir 2012/07/01 00:47:00
    Seiryuu
    inb4 intermolecular forces
  • dianka Seiryuu 2012/08/18 17:57:38
    dianka
    well i said what if ?! not this is how laws of gravity work!
  • Seiryuu dianka 2012/08/18 20:07:57
    Seiryuu
    No. By asking "what if planets had no gravity" you submit yourself to the reality of the matter. Besides, why are you bumping something from 2 months ago?
  • dianka Seiryuu 2012/09/15 15:57:01
    dianka
    i really don't appeciate that comment.
  • Seiryuu dianka 2012/09/15 16:21:52
    Seiryuu
    I don't either, but you can't seem to ignore comments made weeks ago.
  • dianka Seiryuu 2012/09/29 18:27:02
    dianka
    wat is ur issue? do u have something against me?
  • Seiryuu dianka 2012/09/29 22:36:01
    Seiryuu
    No, but you seem to, as you have this urge to reply to comments that I made a few weeks ago and by extension months.
  • The Winter Sodahead 2012/06/30 21:29:48
    we would die?
    The Winter Sodahead
    They'd break down
  • ehrhornp 2012/06/30 21:23:10
    Undecided
    ehrhornp
    +1
    If there was no gravity, the universe wouldn't have formed and we wouldn't be here communicating over a computer. Matter after the big bang wouldn't have formed suns, planets, etc. Just be individual particles expanding to no end.
  • Crime Time 2012/06/30 21:21:50
  • stevmackey 2012/06/30 21:19:57
    stevmackey
    +1
    No gravity we would die instantly and float endlessly through space. That is if we do not explode because there is no atmospheric pressure to keep us in one piece. Both are in reality just theory.
  • dianka 2012/06/30 21:14:29
    dianka
    awesome!

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