MadSci Network: Environment/Ecology

Subject: Millionth of an inch?

Date: Wed Oct 23 14:50:18 1996
Posted by: Alison Hines
Grade level: 4-6
School/Organization: Mahopac Middle School
City: mahopac State/Province: NY
Country: US
Area of science: Environment/Ecology
Message ID: 846100218.En
If the earth moved closer to the sun by a millionth of an inch, would the earth burn up?
My science teacher told us that.
How much closer to the sun would we have to get for this happen?

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