|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
Is the earth getting heavier or lighter? Was the weight of the earth the same millions of years ago? We change the weight of the earth in many ways. As we burn fossil fuels one would think it gets lighter. As the earths population increases one would think it gets heavier. As we cut down trees for homes and lose millions of acres of rain forest it must get lighter. Do you think everything balances out or are these weight changes minimal and have no affect. As we change the weight of the earth, does this have any affect on its position, rotation, orbit or tilt in the solar system.
Re: How does the earths constant weight change affect its orbit?
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