Friday, January 17, 2014


What do these two things have in common you might ask? Well I'll tell you.

All matter is composed of mostly empty space. Atoms are 99.9999999999999% empty space and the weight of all those quarks, nuclei, protons, and electrons makes up just 1-2% of its weight. That means that 98% of the weight of your body consists of the energy required to keep you from exploding basically.

So what does that mean really? Well if you were to remove all the empty space between atoms and the empty space between all that which makes up an atom you would be so small I couldn't even begin to make you understand. So let's just say this. If you removed all the space of the atoms of every single person that has ever lived on this earth, and I'm not talking about just living today, OF ALL TIME, then it would take up about the size of a sugar cube. All 110,000,000,000 of them that have ever lived. Now we could expand that. All the matter in of our solar system could fit inside a baseball. And all the matter of the entire gallaxy of the Milky Way could fit inside the city of London.

Of course if we were to remove all the space from the atoms of everything on earth then that would release such a ridiculous amount of energy all at once that the cosmic explosion of a star exploding would be a close proximity.

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