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Earth With Rings: What If? [Vid]

Hits: 16704 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: Grifo
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alienmaster
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 21 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 10:22:05 AM
pretty cool ;]

SheaSF
Male, 40-49, Western US
 98 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:56:22 AM
Cool concept. I wish we had rings. But weird music choice. There are so many inspiring works of music that wouldn't limit the experience to something religious.

areumad
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:53:09 AM
nerds

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:36:07 AM
Beautiful.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10227 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:34:15 AM
It would also mean:
>We could not have satellites in Geosynchronous or Geostattionary orbit, which is vital for GPS and certain communications to work.
>Most of our vehicles would have to be launched far away from the equator.
>A space elevator would be EXTREMELY impractical.
>Mankind would have to be more careful about the junk it puts in space

jkuroneko
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 74 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:18:03 AM
Aww, I wish Earth had rings...

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11275 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:16:24 AM
that settles it... lets blow up the moon and make this happen

lets trash the moon, and get us some rings! but make them like a crystal that would break up the light and make it look like a trippy rainbow.

That would be a very bad idea. Having the moon in one piece plays an important role in life on Earth. Breaking it up would have some bad effects.

It would be easier to grab some asteroids and tow them in, anyway.


nonamewillfi
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1407 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 9:15:33 AM
kier, so would i. but do you sit up at night and stare at the moon?

_kiersten_
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1678 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:59:52 AM
That would be so cool o.o Id love to sit up at night and look at them :3

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3171 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:49:42 AM
"'I think the moon's gravity would make a complete mess of them though.'
Not necessarily. Saturn has dozens of moons and the rings look just fine."

Our moon is exceptionally big in terms of moon size compared to planet size. Given the amount of gravity our planet "makes" compared to the amount of gravity our moon "makes", it might not be possible for us to have rings. Then again, it might.


lockedup
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 298 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:44:13 AM
Wouldn't the rings eventually fall towards Earth and cause havoc? I seem to remember reading that Saturn's rings do that and that they'll eventually disappear

FIRST_poster
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1066 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:42:54 AM
how about we only live on nuclear power and make a ring out of nuclear waste?
maybe it will glow in the night?

MetalicDemon
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1712 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:40:30 AM
thats so cool

Hansbo
Male, 18-29, Europe
 903 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:39:28 AM
Actually, since the position of the rings on the sky of any given position on earth is constant, this would have been so useful for navigation in the old days.

bobhub600
Male, 13-17, Europe
 971 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:30:05 AM
How about , instead of blowing up the moon we make a ring out of satellites and stuff , it would be like a giant ring of information!

Isseepy
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 160 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:16:51 AM
"I think the moon's gravity would make a complete mess of them though."
Not necessarily. Saturn has dozens of moons and the rings look just fine.

cleminem9919
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 381 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:16:45 AM
lets trash the moon, and get us some rings! but make them like a crystal that would break up the light and make it look like a trippy rainbow.

Tonyjet
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3430 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 8:02:49 AM
that settles it... lets blow up the moon and make this happen

LazyMe484
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10503 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:59:58 AM
Okay, that is awesome... How do we make it happen?

lol. We don't. I doubt this will ever happen, ie; the sun will engulf the earth before 'tidal effects' break up the moon.

Anyway, it would make satellites of any kind impossible.


cobrakiller
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6935 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:56:53 AM
"ave maria" is always a good decision, i really wish we had rings now. imagine all the ancient stories we missed out on concerning them if they had existed.

Qwertyuiop95
Male, 18-29, Western US
 217 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:44:59 AM
Eh, rings are for those fancy show-off planets in the outer solar system.

TopperHey
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1945 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:40:59 AM
Aestheticly nice. I think the moon's gravity would make a complete mess of them though.

Pilanus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 674 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:38:08 AM
Okay, that is awesome... How do we make it happen?

Dakkar
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1263 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:34:21 AM
The Earth will eventually have a ring system when the Moon is tidally disrupted. Can't remember the time frame, but the Moon will stop moving away from Earth at some point and start to slowly creep closer.

Then Earth's pull will tear it apart once inside the Roche lobe and we should have a thin ring.


ggolbez
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1945 Posts
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:26:18 AM
There would also be a large portion on the southern hemisphere that would be in shadow the majority of the time. This in turn would affect the climate drastically.

But I digress, all the cool planets have rings. We should install some.


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