MadSci Network: Astronomy

Re: If MARS were to suddenly blow up...

Area: Astronomy
Posted By: Dennis Windrim, ,Edmonton Public Schools
Date: Wed Jul 9 02:03:18 1997
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 866580363.As
If Mars were suddenly to blow up, it would have zero immediate effect on 
Earth. The only long-term effect would be an increase in meteor activity as 
some of the debris found its way into Earth orbit. In terms of the rest of 
the universe, the impact would be nonexistent. Our entire solar system is 
only a flyspeck in our galaxy, and our galaxy is only a flyspeck in the 

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