Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How big of a sphere would all the world`s water make?

See that little blue dot superimposed in front of the Earth?
Well what you`re looking at is a representation of every drop of water on Earth collected into a sphere and presented in scale against the Earth. The water sphere would have a diameter of 1,385 kilometers, and span the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas. A sphere this far across would have a volume equal to about 1,386 million cubic kilometers (roughly 332,500,000 cubic miles). It`s not really very big when you look at it, makes for a compelling reason to conserve what we do have.

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