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Earth Will Drop Downwards?

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Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
If everybody on Earth went to the North Pole and jumped up and down at the same time, would the weight of it all cause the earth to drop downwards in space?
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Your avatar looks really familiar. Why is this? :evileye:
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Sentinel80 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't work like that, you need something big moving at very fast speed to shift the orbit.

though in theory if you concentration everyone at the equator the earth may slow it's rotation a bit due to centrifugal force.
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Urus-28 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't know for earth, but for the ice of the north pole it would break and kill all humanity in the cold waters. :fuzzydemon:
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hopeira9 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013

The earth shall do whatever you want it to... if you're PinkiePie
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:icongo--onplz: Yes, of course it would.
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:icongo--onplz::iconkao-kan::icongo--onplz:
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:iconkoutathecreator:
KoutaTheCreator Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconworfplz:
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, because the polar bears wouldn't allow it.
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Endeavor-To-Freefall Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Also the idea that we revolve sideways around the sun is false, a more correct way to think about it is that we're constantly falling downwards. After all, if the sun is pulling us inwards, what would be holding us up?
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
But nothing falls in space..?
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Endeavor-To-Freefall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
It's just a matter of perspective, when we drop objects they fall to the floor because gravity pulls them towards it. On a larger scale, the Earth is falling when gravity pulls it towards the Sun. It's just moving at enough velocity that it never actually touches it.
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Gemdrop Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:dead:
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
This is why I don’t do drugs.
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Likewise. Just pops of the lolly-ish variety.
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Endeavor-To-Freefall Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Gravitational Energy E= -mu/r + mcV , where -mu/r is the Potential Energy and
mcV is the Vector Energy.

Continuity of E gives :

0=(d/dr + Del)m(-u/r + cV) = m(v^2/r - cv/r cos(x)) + m(cdV/dr -Del u/r).

The real part is zero and is tge balance of centripetal force mv^2/r and centrifugal force mcDel.V = mcv/r cos(x):

mv^2/r - mcv/r cos(x) =0 so mv^2/r = mcv/r cos(x) gives v/c= cos(x) =z the redshift and equilibrium.

The vector part is also zero and gives the orbit:
Fv= (dcV/dr + u/r^3 R + cDelxV )

Enough weight could alter our orbit but it would have to come from outside it, and would simply change our course a tiny amount, what we gain moving toward the sun would then propel us slightly further away on the other side, distance traveled would ultimately remain the same. It wouldn't work for people jumping though, if you've ever heard of the chickens in the truck it's the same principle. Our weight is already accounted for when we're within Earths gravitational field, if we were to jump, the mass of the Earth stays the same, the force of our jump and our landing ultimately cancel each other out. It would cause a pretty big earthquake though. It could possibly alter our axis.
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Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Jumping energy (J+umping energy = Jumping energy (+) north pole = E+arth falling downwards through s+pace. Accept it.
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Endeavor-To-Freefall Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Fuck you sad face.
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LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:(
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
1. There is no 'down' in space

2. Compared to the weight of the planet, people are nothing. This would be like a flea jumping up and down on my head and knocking me out of my chair.
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Of course there is a 'down' in space. It's underneath the planet.
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shininginthedarkness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Everywhere is underneath the planet!
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
We will have to agree to disagree on this one. :(
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess so
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Due to Newton's 3rd Law, which states that there is an equal and opposite reaction, the Earth would first plummet down, but then move straight back up, to it's original position. It would happen so fast, that no one would know what happened :iconforscience:
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Newton is overrated apple merchant. I take his words with a pinch.
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LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pinch you say? :eyes:
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VaughnJustice Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
The collision required to knock the earth out of orbit would be much too massive for the earth to survive. The earth would simply be destroyed by the massive collision and the remains of the earth would either fly off into space of collide with other objects.
If this is purely a hypothetical.. If the earth did, somehow, (even though it is impossible) get knocked out of orbit, it would die. Without a constant source of energy like the Sun (which indirectly provides all energy on earth), the earth would eventually run out of resources and die.
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Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
But I am certain it would fall downwards in space because of weight of many people.
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:iconlaemperatrizmariana:
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. They'd just speed up global warming.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yep. And cause an earthquake, too.

So, how's life, !EdgarSideways? :wave:
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome back. :wave:
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Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I can't believe they sent me to prison for crime against lollipop.
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:iconlaemperatrizmariana:
LaEmperatrizMariana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's because you're molesting it. :no:
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:lmao:
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