Why doesn't the earth fall?
The earth is a couple thousand pounds heavy, and with a weight like that, why doesn't it just sink?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
You see, this is a very technical question. The main reason the Earth doesn't just fall out of the sky is because it has what is called a Global Orbiting Device, or GOD, that flies below the Earth, and has a large pole attached to both itself and the south pole (hence the reason it is called the south pole). It's a common misconception that the earth hangs from the north pole of the planet, as it is at the top of globes, maps, etc. When you hang a Christmas tree ornament, you attach the string to the top, not the bottom, right? Well the reason the GOD pole is attached to the south pole and not the north pole is that the north pole is actually covered in a layer of ice more than ten feet thick in some places. Underneath this ice is just a bunch of water, so there was nothing to attach the pole to, and if it was attached to the ice, it would simply pull the ice layer off the top of the Earth and the rest of the planet would fall down and smash on the ground. The south pole actually has land underneath all of its ice, and so is a much more practical attachment point. While this explains how the Global Orbiting Device (GOD) is attached to and holds up the earth, it doesn't really shed light on what the GOD looks like, and why it doesn't just fall down as well. The most generally agreed upon theory is that the GOD is a large wheeled device, very similar to a flatbed pickup truck, with the pole either screwed in place, or held with some type of extra strength gorilla glue. This truck runs on a solar powered hemi engine, the only type of engine powerful enough to haul several thousand pounds of planet around for such a long time (speculated to be at least six thousand years, the amount of time since Earth was formed). This truck drives on top of a separate plane, most often referred to as "space ground". This is how the earth stays afloat.Source(s): https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Gravity
- 8 years ago
The Earth is in the universe. What do you mean when you suggest Earth to fall? Fall mean be atracted to another body. Things near Earth's surface fall because they're attracted by the Earth. Well, the Earth is attracted by trillion thousands bodies, but it isn't the "to fall" we call everyday.
- dobrzykowskiLv 44 years ago
definite. this is falling in direction of the solar, the solar and Earth are the two falling on the comparable fee in direction of the centre of the galaxy. that's a undeniable form of falling that would not contain quite hitting the factor you're falling in direction of, this is called an orbit.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Your question ain't clear. Are u troubled with the earth not sinking into space-time fabric or crash with the sun like an everyday object crashes with the earth.
Case1: the earth ain't too heavy like a black hole (i.e of infinite mass) to create a hole in the space-time fabric
Case 2: the earth is put in orbit around the sun whereas an everyday object is not put in an orbit normally( as it does not meet the conditions for it to be put in an orbit)
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- Kevin7Lv 78 years ago
Actually it does fall,it maintains an orbit around the sun