What if the Earth was as big as Jupiter?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by Michael83, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Red Devil Born Again Athiest Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, would be my one word reply. Intelligence is based upon thought not kind and it is only arrogance that dictates that only a human can express it. We are just more articulate about it (and destructive!). "We come in peace, shoot to kill"

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    If we can have intelligent life so prevalent on this planet, why not elsewhere, in different forms?
     
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  3. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    i cant see why not, after all we are a liquid life form with only a thin solid shell (actually we are a solution)
     
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  5. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I'd think that everyone would weigh so much they would not be able to move very easily. Everyone would weigh at least 100 times their weight now.
     
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  7. EndLightEnd This too shall pass. Registered Senior Member

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    1.) Our society would probably look exactly the same with the exception of more resources, which would definitely affect the class system somehow.
    2.) Yes, of course. We still have unexplored areas on THIS Earth.
    3.) Again if this is just a big Earth, then it will have big deserts, and vast areas uninhabited.
    4.) Probably, but it would take longer due to the larger planet size.
     
  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Well, one interesting concept would be people driven away, instead of getting killed. Since one could say most wars are about resources, when the resources are so plenty, there is no need for wars. Of course after a while the planet still would be occupied and there would be huge technological differences.
     
  9. Betrayer0fHope MY COHERENCE! IT'S GOING AWAYY Registered Senior Member

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    Effects on society. We know the logistical problems guys.

    Edit: seemed we figured this out. I was only on page one when I posted that.
     
  10. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    I am wondering if Jupiter could be terrformed :| what would be required to see this happen?
     
  11. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    umm, solid ground?
    jupiter is a gas planet

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  12. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    I read somewhere (can't remember where, sorry) that a solid planet (i.e. like Earth) could only be about 3.5 times the mass of Earth before gaining so much mass that it started retaining a vast atmosphere and became a gas giant. Question--in about 2000,000,000 years time, when the Sun is a lot hotter than it is now, and the gas giants have had their atmospheres burned off by the excess heat, will the races then existing in the Galaxy be able to make use of the remnant solid cores of the gas giants?
     
  13. Xylene Valued Senior Member

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    You could spin the planet until its atmosphere was torn off by centrifugal forces--that would expose the core, which could then (maybe) be terraformed. Alternatively a really advanced civilisation would be able to use a small black hole to suck the atmosphere from the planet, exposing the core.
     
  14. thecollage Registered Senior Member

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    everything would be the same with the exception of our weight.
     
  15. laladopi time for change. Registered Senior Member

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    That fucking disgusting.
     
  16. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    The scenario was that everything is the same but the size of the Earth.

    ...and also not real, just like a Jupiter sized Earth.

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  17. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    well we would be full of "hot air" lolz political pun.
     
  18. Red Devil Born Again Athiest Registered Senior Member

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    So, all our governments are of jovian descent - figures. They are alien to the rest of us.
     
  19. Cyperium I'm always me Valued Senior Member

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    I would never do that to myself. If I found myself looking like that, I would have wondered "now, how do I get out of this body?"
     

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