Notices
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By Dywyddyr
  • 1 Post By GoldenRatio

Thread: Earth slowing down?

  1. #1 Earth slowing down? 
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1
    A new theory of mine,
    Planets that go around the sun may be an off center changing oval pattern, over time changing the positions of the seasons.

    Apparently light pushes, so the sun may change the speed of the planets as they go around.

    Over time planets may be pushed away from the planets too.

    Please don't do the wrong, everything takes time.


    Last edited by space_earth_space; January 5th, 2014 at 01:39 AM.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Forum Professor pyoko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,094
    Light from the sun does push the planets, but not by an amount to have any vaguely significant effect.

    Also you should use velocity instead of speed.

    Also not sure what you mean by "seasons".


    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Genius Duck Moderator Dywyddyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Scunthorpe, UK
    Posts
    11,596
    Quote Originally Posted by space_earth_space View Post
    A new theory of mine
    Presumably, since you have stated that it's a theory, you have a bunch of evidence for this.

    Planets that go around the sun may be an off center changing oval pattern, over time changing the positions of the seasons.
    You mean, an elliptical orbit? You mean, something we've know for centuries.
    Oh, and the seasons are nothing - at all - to do with the shape of the orbit.
    For example Winter in the Northern hemisphere is when Earth is closer to the Sun than in Summer - yet it's colder. Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis.

    Apparently light pushes, so the sun may change the speed of the planets as they go around.
    If that's true then why is perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) simultaneously A) by definition when we get most sunlight and B) when the Earth is moving fastest? (Considering that IF your *cough* theory were true then the sunlight should be pushing us AWAY harder than otherwise (slowing us down).
    sir ir r aj and GoldenRatio like this.
    "[Dywyddyr] makes a grumpy bastard like me seem like a happy go lucky scamp" - PhDemon
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Time Lord
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    5,328
    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Oh, and the seasons are nothing - at all - to do with the shape of the orbit.
    Damn I thought this new theory makes global warming predictions wrong.
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    Forum Bachelors Degree GoldenRatio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    415
    the moon slows down the earth (at least the rotation) much more than the sun does. We are in a pretty good orbit with the sun, no need to go changing it.

    Wait around 4 or 5 billion years however when sol goes all jolly red giant on us however and there is a slim chance our fried little rock might just survive the inflation (but likely just gobbled up) Mars(maybe europa?) sure is looking pretty about this time tho.
    sir ir r aj likes this.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. Is the expansion of the universe accelerating or slowing?
    By leroy30 in forum Astronomy & Cosmology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 5th, 2011, 10:31 AM
  2. Slowing down of an object
    By jartsa in forum Pseudoscience
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: September 8th, 2010, 09:07 AM
  3. The Slowing Down of Time as Relates to Our Personal Energy
    By kaeppelk in forum Personal Theories & Alternative Ideas
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 3rd, 2010, 10:04 PM
  4. Earth slowing physics problem
    By Demen Tolden in forum Mathematics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: August 30th, 2008, 09:20 AM
  5. Slowing down or stopping aging
    By ghost7584 in forum Biology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: August 25th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •