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It would be wise to recalculate the earth mass about every ten to twenty years to determine its growing weight because each year brings more added weight to the earth's surface. This means the earth is definitively growing is size and weight.
At the end of every season, decomposing plant and animal life is adding mass to the earth's surface. Another obviously potential factor is the growing animal, fish and human populations around the world. Then there's the factor of fallen debris from outer space which includes both meters and meteorites which adds thousands of extra tons annually. Then there is the reality of trash created by our factories such synthestics made from various chemical compounds.
The question is, at what rate of the earth's growth will disturb or offset its place in the solar system? Will this growing weight eventually effect the sun's gravitational controls of the earth's rotation and revolution around the sun.
Ravon Sanders, MPS, NYTS, 2/23/12
The Earth’s Growing Mass