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It would be wise to recalculate the earth's mass approximately every ten to twenty years, if not less, 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 plants and animal life is adding weight and mass to the earth's surface. Another obviously potential factor is the growing human populations around the world. Then there's the factor of fallen debris from outer space such as meteorites, adds thousands of extra tons annually. Then there is the fact of trash created by our factories such as synthetics made from various chemical compounds.
The question is, at what rate of the earth's growing mass will disturb or either offset the earth's place in our 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