that's a big rock

"Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth."

24 Responses:

  1. perligata says:

    Oh come on. You are regressing!

    But I demand to see a pair of hands ripping apart the ozone layer, goatse-style, as an accompaniment.

  2. keimel says:

    And yet the world is 70% covered in water.

  3. gytterberg says:

    Funny that Greenland and Iceland are still white on the left Earth.

    "Sea level density" is pretty contrived in this context... it'd be interesting if somebody smarter than me figured out what that much water would look like deposited in a single place in space. Would it just be a giant drop which would deform and gradually splash away? Would it have enough gravity to maintain some kind of spherical shape?

  4. psymbiotic says:

    Just out of curiosity, what do you think of the new NIN album(s)?


  5. lnghnds says:

    Everywhere l look, something reminds me of her.

  6. ranotops says:

    the only thing i could think of was planetary boobies....*face-palm*

  7. lindseykuper says:

    Why measure water by volume and air by weight, I wonder?

  8. Nice. Very motherly ;-).