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Amazingly, the earths water is really a miniscule amount
nasa.gov ^ | 5/15/12 | mother earth

Posted on 05/15/2012 10:58:01 AM PDT by central_va

The blue ball represents all of the earths water. Not that much...


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As a former member of the USN, I find this both amusing and astonishing.
1 posted on 05/15/2012 10:58:16 AM PDT by central_va
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To: central_va

Explanation: How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The above illustration shows what would happen if all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How even this much water came to be on the Earth and whether any significant amount is trapped far beneath Earth's surface remain topics of research.

2 posted on 05/15/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Globull warming, no doubt.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: central_va

The brain is composed of 70% water.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cogito cogito)
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To: central_va

Bump


5 posted on 05/15/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Great! Something else to worry about. (Great post!)


6 posted on 05/15/2012 11:03:08 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping!


7 posted on 05/15/2012 11:03:27 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: central_va

Is that why we’re having another drought here in Texas?


8 posted on 05/15/2012 11:03:27 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
The brain is composed of 70% water.

Liberal brains are composed of 70% fecal matter.

9 posted on 05/15/2012 11:05:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va

A deceiving graphic. If the continents were all bunched up it would like like a large BB next to the “Blue ball” of water.


10 posted on 05/15/2012 11:06:51 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: central_va

I see they didn’t account for water trapped in the soil or atmosphere...

So much for accuracy....must have been done by the same people involved in the GW fraud.....


11 posted on 05/15/2012 11:07:54 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: central_va

The DUMBASS who wrote this has NEVER been in the Atlantic or Pacific.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 11:08:36 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: dfwgator
The brain is composed of 70% water.

Liberal brains are composed of 70% fecal matter.

Algore's is more like 99%

13 posted on 05/15/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

Algore’s is just empty.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 11:11:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: central_va

I’m told that if the earth were proportionally the size of an apple, the oceans would be about equal to the peel in depth.


15 posted on 05/15/2012 11:11:32 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: muir_redwoods
I’m told that if the earth were proportionally the size of an apple, the oceans would be about equal to the peel in depth.

I now believe that is true.

16 posted on 05/15/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

By some accounts there is more water trapped in the mantel than there is above the crust.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 11:13:38 AM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: central_va

This is the same ball of water that’s been around for a bazillion years, right?

Good luck to them with the latest scare.


18 posted on 05/15/2012 11:14:25 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: central_va

We've got plenty of water.

19 posted on 05/15/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: central_va

Yeah, I’d like to see a similar image of oil. I wonder how much oil we have consumed since we started using it.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 11:25:15 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
I see they didn’t account for water trapped in the soil or atmosphere...

Water is not static, photosynthesis changes water into into hydrocarbons and oxygen. Respiration changes it back, and they cycle goes on and on......................
21 posted on 05/15/2012 11:26:26 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
I see they didn’t account for water trapped in the soil or atmosphere...

Water is not static, photosynthesis changes water into into hydrocarbons and oxygen. Respiration changes it back, and they cycle goes on and on......................
22 posted on 05/15/2012 11:26:41 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Kinda my point...yes? By accounting for only sea water it kinda misses the mark.....


23 posted on 05/15/2012 11:29:36 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: LearsFool

Where in Texas is there a drought this year? The Houston area is very close to the annual rainfall average and we aren’t even to June.


24 posted on 05/15/2012 11:39:01 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan; LearsFool

Word about Texas:

We have perpetual drought with intermittent flooding. Always.

Forecasters say we are not out of the woods this Summer, at all.


25 posted on 05/15/2012 11:51:42 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: central_va
Not to worry, every time it rains we get more.
It is recyclable. Also I heard that humans are 90% water.
26 posted on 05/15/2012 12:04:02 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: central_va

The next series of wars will be fought over water/water rights. Look at China buying up rights in USA, elsewhre.

BTW, one can drown in a teaspoon of water, if done properly.


27 posted on 05/15/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: central_va

Scientists crack me up with factoids like this. They use it to show how “fragile” the world is, but it really just shows how wonderful it is that God put just the right amount of water on Earth to make it habitable.


28 posted on 05/15/2012 12:06:39 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: central_va

Wow....so little water to be shared. Makes you wonder why the left is so obsessed with keeping so much of it being locked up in glaciers and the polar caps.


29 posted on 05/15/2012 12:13:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Bryanw92

Yes we have very little. Luckily though an amazing amount of fresh water just falls out of the sky every year.


30 posted on 05/15/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
This is the same ball of water that’s been around for a bazillion years, right?

Yes, it's not like we're going to run out, the H2O and the constituent H's and O's are already being re-used indefinitely.

31 posted on 05/15/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: central_va

Pretty cool. I just did a rough calculation and came up with a ball 636 miles in diameter. I assumed a radius of 3959mi with a 2 mile water depth covering 70%. Still, it’s a lot of water!


32 posted on 05/15/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: central_va
Their calculations are wrong. The volume of water on the plant which includes the water in the earth and in the atmosphere comes out to 1,400,000,000 km^3 which would make a sphere approximately 1400 km in diameter which is twice as large as they show in the pic.

Just most crap out of NASA. They need to go away

33 posted on 05/15/2012 12:43:19 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: sand88

Water bump.

34 posted on 05/15/2012 1:55:58 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wxgesr
BTW, one can drown in a teaspoon of water, if done properly.

I believe Obama outlawed that.

35 posted on 05/15/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: central_va

Somebodies REALLY planning on jacking the price....I wonder which “investment bank” has already bought and “securitized”
all the public works bonds across the country?


36 posted on 05/15/2012 2:45:09 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: DarkWaters

I believe that’s true.

Many, many minerals have a “hydrated” form where there are crystalline forms based mostly on the base mineral, but structurally bonded with water molecules.

Concrete is a good example. When you mix it, you use water, and it’s not diarrhea loose, but it’s pretty fluid.
As it sets, the water does not evaporate away, it gets bonded into the carbonate crystals.
Just like limestone.


37 posted on 05/15/2012 2:54:57 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: houeto; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; ...

Thanks houeto.

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38 posted on 05/15/2012 4:27:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: central_va

G W Bush has stolen all the water! Bush’s fault! It’s over his ranch.


39 posted on 05/15/2012 4:27:41 PM PDT by Sparky21555
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To: LearsFool
> Is that why we’re having another drought here in Texas?

I dunno, looks to me in that picture that there's one huge round balloon of water in about northwestern Texas and New Mexico. Maybe if you run over to where it's sitting, and poke it real hard with a sharp pointy stick, you'll solve that there drought right quick.

:)

40 posted on 05/15/2012 5:20:44 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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The Louis Frank keyword:
41 posted on 05/15/2012 5:37:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: traderrob6

exactly - if they took all the top soil off it would look piddling next to the blue ball. The Marianna trench is much deeper than the Himalayas are tall.


42 posted on 05/16/2012 7:17:18 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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43 posted on 12/21/2014 2:54:53 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____________________ Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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To: central_va

That graphic proves there is no drought in California.


44 posted on 12/21/2014 3:04:14 AM PST by Cboldt
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