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Displacement of earth mass.

  1. Nov 13, 2012 #1
    So hypothetically....In the future...When all "dry" land has eroded into mineral dust....And volcanic activity is slower...being that 71% of the surface is water..... Will this planet become waterworld with a few ice islands as a product of displacement? Any thought to the final settling of the planets erosion system atmospherically?
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    Are any of those things actually predicted to happen before the sun becomes a red giant and burns up the planet?
  4. Nov 13, 2012 #3
    Of course not, but if the sun absorbed dark energy from a random wondering source... and grew.... to age much longer then...
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    The bolded part is just ridiculous. Dark energy doesn't wander around in clumps, it is uniform throughout the galaxiy and is known to have no effect on anything inside of galaxies (actually, there is some argument that is has an effect, but one that is so small that in the lifetime of a galaxy it is irrelevant).

    I don't wish to be rude here, but you seem to be just making stuff up. What is it you really are trying to get at?
  6. Nov 13, 2012 #5
    I am trying to have a discussion and get at you phinds.. and your friends.... Even if this misunderstood phenomena does not affect us... It affects YOU obviously... And I do not appreciate the fact that you are claiming that I am "Making This Up."

    Define "Dark" energy.... as a form of radiation.... I have no point to prove other than this forum is starting to smell like nerd.

    Any mass of gravity can Absorb other particles... thus A star will Absorb all particle energy around it.
  7. Nov 14, 2012 #6
    This is the wrong discussion. Note that the plate tectonic constantly reshapes the continents, forming new mountains etc.

    So that process should stop first. But it's ongoing for as long as we can look back in geologic history. So there is no way to predict what will happen first.
  8. Nov 14, 2012 #7
    If you don't want us to think you're "making this up", you've got to show us some professional research on the subject, at least an arXiv perprint article or two. That's the way things work in the technical part of the Forums. Now, while what you describe sounds like a good science fiction plot, it doesn't sound like real science, because you didn't provide any references.

    You may be thinking (actually I know you are from the "smell like a nerd" comment) we are being too pedantic, but you have to realize that's the only way to keep the Forums from decending into a mass of wild speculation, like a number of other prominent STEM forums have.
  9. Nov 23, 2012 #8
    The earth is gradually losing it's atmosphere as the stratosphere slowly 'leaks' away. When the atmospheric pressure drops below the vapor pressure of water, the oceans will boil. This will take billions of years.
    I can't tell you if this will happen before the sun balloons into a red giant.
    I can tell you the earth will look a lot like Mars does today.
  10. Nov 23, 2012 #9


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