|NEW PVAF FEATURE: KNOW YOURSELF AND YOUR WORLD: ....How fast you are moving while lying in bed a sleep?|
Posted by Champaklal Dajibhai Mistry on November 4, 2008
SCARY THOUGHT YOU SHOULD HAVE WHILE
LYING IN YOUR BED:
Our Solar System's Journey Through the Milky Way -A Galaxy Classic:
Is there a genocidal countdown built into the motion of our solar
Recent work at Cardiff University suggests that
our system's orbit through the Milky Way encounters
regular speedbumps - and by "speedbumps"
we mean "potentially extinction-causing asteroids"......
Daily Galaxy - News from
Planet Earth and Beyond)
TO SHARE VERY BASIC KNOWLEDGE ABOUT
YOURSELF AND THE UNIVERSE YOU LIVE
A majority of us as humans live automated life. The automated life is
through two life processes:
1. Our body is run by what we call Nature so far we nourish it
with a few basics such as food, shelter and satisfying auto-generated
self needs by body powered human actions .....
2. Our food and shelter and other auto-generated needs are
automatically fed by the social, political, economical systems at house,
community to national and international levels.
This new PVAF feature, has been initiated and is being moderated by PVAF's Chair of Web
& Education Development, Champak Mistry,
B.E. (civil), P. Eng who lives and practices municipal
infrastructure engineering and project management of community
developments through his own business in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Through this new feature,
PVAF will be publishing basic
KNOWLEDGE with its
TRUTH and REALITY
about yourself and your
And this presentation the on this web site will make you
wonder why you never bothered to search or have this
KNOWLEDGE with its
prayfully will awaken and inspire you to search and find the answer to
the age-old quest for the meaning of yourself in your world.....
And this quest through awakening and inspiration about
yourself and your world is hoped, as a
MAKE YOUR TOMORROW HAPPIER THAN
TODAY/strong>......simply because in all belief and cultures of all civilizations
known to have existed on this planet Earth to date has known
REALITY the following cliché
KNOWLEDGE SHALL SET YOU FREE FROM ALL YOUR SUFFERING....
BUT MAY NOT BRING HAPPINESS IF
IS NOT USED WITH
AND IN CONTEXT WITH
OF HUMAN EXISTENCE ON
THIS ROTATING PLANET EARTH WHICH EXISTS AND REVOLVES
IN THIS SOLAR SYSTEM WHICH IN TURN
EXISTS AND ROTATES IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY
WHICH IN TURN HAS MOTION IN OUR UNIVERSE.....
THE MOTION AND THE UNIVERSE
ABOUT WHICH WE HARDLY KNOW MUCH...
Our today's first ever feature knowledge sharing is something about most of
us have rarely thought about or even some of us know the basic numbers in this
knowledge sharing but it is a REALITY and TRUTH about of very daily
existence.....As Confucius said (paraphrased) : strong>A BUTTERFLY FLUTTERING ITS
WINGS ON THIS PLANET EARTH COULD AFFECT ANYWHERE IN THIS UNIVERSE.....
Today's question is very simply awakening:
How fast you are moving while lying in bed a sleep?
Please click on the next line to awaken yourself to a lot of
TRUTH of the dynamic
you are sleeping in....or rather you are continually travelling in space and
places where either you have travelled before or where you have never been there
before......and it is all on the 2 auto-controls mentioned above in the first
Figuring in the Earth's spin, its rotation around the sun, the suns
rotation around the galaxy, and the galaxy's rotation around the center
of the universe (wherever that is) how fast am I moving even while lying
in bed asleep?
Well, it depends. Your latitude on Earth--that is, how close you are to
the equator--and the time of year make a difference. I'll explain why.
Your motion is made up of four pieces: the rotation of the Earth on its
axis, the motion of the Earth around the Sun, the Sun's orbit about the
center of the galaxy, and the motion of the whole galaxy.
Now, at the equator, the Earth's rotation translates into a speed of
about 0.5 km/s (you can find these numbers here). But if you are at the
North or South pole, the speed due to rotation is zero! If this doesn't
make sense immediately, imagine a person standing on the equator. Though
she's standing still, she actually covers a lot of distance as the Earth
rotates--in one day, the Earth's rotation carries her a distance equal
to the circumference of the Earth, about 24,000 miles. Now imaging
someone standing at the North pole. The Earth's rotation doesn't carry
him anywhere at all--so his velocity is zero. I assume you live
somewhere in between the equator and the poles, but we'll use the speed
at the equator to make things simpler.
Next, the Earth moves at about 30 km/s in its orbit around the Sun. This
is a lot faster than the 0.5 km/s caused by the Earth's rotation on its
axis! In fact, because it is so small compared to the other velocities
we're working with, it's reasonable to ignore that 0.5 km/s for the rest
of the calculation.
Now, the whole solar system is moving around the center of the galaxy at
about 230 km/s. For half of the year, the Earth's motion around the sun
is in the same direction as this motion about the center of the galaxy,
but for the other half, it is in the opposite direction--that is,
sometimes we're moving "upstream," and sometimes we're moving
"downstream." When the motions are exactly aligned, the velocities
combine to 230 km/s + 30 km/s = 260 km/s When they are opposite, though,
we have to subtract the velocities: 230 km/s - 30 km/s = 200 km/s
So that sums up the first three kinds of motion. Finally, there is the
motion of the whole galaxy, which can actually be broken down further
into the motion of the galaxy in the Local Group--a cluster of about 20
galaxies--and the motion of the Local Group in an even bigger cluster,
the Local Supercluster. These velocities are about 40 km/s and about 600
Adding everything up, we get:
30 km/s + 230 km/s + 40 km/s + 600 km/s = 900 km/s
So, you're moving pretty fast as you lie in bed!
March 2003, Kate Becker (more by Kate Becker)
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