We aren't making the earth bigger. As already mentioned matter gets rearranged. We aren't creating new matter out of nothing. The only way our planet gains matter is objects from space landing, like meteorites. I am guessing we send more matter into space than lands here, but someone else would have to confirm that.Funny for when I look at the sides of mountains there seems to be layers, and something pushed them up to the sky. The plates all move and then a earthquake, but not all of it happens on land, and like putting a boat in the ocean, when the many upon many volcanoes erupt under the ocean, and you not putting mass into said ocean? Lava is molten earth, but stuff will die, and regrow right over what had died, and yeah it may not be next year, but just like many other things around here way before us or dinosaurs were put on here, and left layers on ground, and in the north and south poles to prove layers of ice that "built" up, melted, made more of, layered that on top too.
So I am not so sure if we really can get lighter as we get bigger, for if piled dead bodies on dead bodies, to where the dead bodies then made dirt, not as much space as a whole body, but if you keep piling on the bodies over millions of years would you not then have a "mountain" of dirt that used to be dead bodies with layers telling you at this point it was hot af, and stank, then it chilled and made this layer? Then it rained a lot and made all this huge layer?
And if we get bigger, causing more mass, for we are not taking our trash like in Wall-e, and shooting it all into space sending mass out there, and anything ever created on this earth had to been here to make the stuff out of, like how you going to just "make" more natural oil, and yeah synthetic oil is a thing, but even being synthetic it was made out of elements on this earth to do so. So I look in my yard at all my trees, and my .6 acre of land that has grass and weeds growing on it, that get mowed down, or falls off the trees, that will make more dirt, making us bigger.......as we expel that mass somehow not back into the ground making more to grow from it to do it all over again, but drive out of the city and stuff really grows out there for I am not talking about buildings and man made stuff here. I am just saying go out there, for if you get the hell out of the city and go for a drive, hah $4 gal gas where you really gonna go, but if you could there is vast amounts of land out there not doing anything but grow die, make dirt, grow die, make dirt, farmer Joe plants corn, tractor harvests the corn leaving the rest of the plant to become dirt for the next crop to plant and do it over and over again. I have a Farmer behind my house, and every year moving here in 05, I have yet to see him collect his leavings to shoot it all out into space, making space smaller?????
WE are the virus, the Earth has been trying to eradicate
UH... https://www.space.com/extraterrestrial-dust-falls-on-earthUH.... stuff grows using the stuff in the ground, and it grows and dies and goes back in the ground. same with people, building materials, etc. mass is always conserved. the earth is actually getting lighter because we send mass into space.
I anticipated this reply. launched is the operative word. A great deal of that which is launched, returns to earth at some point. SpaceX rockets, and the orbiter/shuttle program, to name just two, launch a lot of mass, but it then returns. What will not return, is a vastly smaller number.i see quotes for total mass launched between 14 and 20 million kg. but it does not include a lot of military stuff, so its probably much higher.
This, very little that we launch doesn't return back, or won't return back soon (geologically). All launch vehicles, and 99% of orbital vehicles will end up back on our planet within 100 years of launch (most much sooner). Add in space dust and actual meteoroid impacts and we gain far more mass than we lose.I anticipated this reply. launched is the operative word. A great deal of that which is launched, returns to earth at some point. SpaceX rockets, and the orbiter/shuttle program, to name just two, launch a lot of mass, but it then returns. What will not return, is a vastly smaller number.
Meanwhile cosmic dust alone, not including other sources, amounts to 10.4 million pounds every year.