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suntrack2
2007-Jan-15, 12:47 PM
I am talking about 9 planets in our solar system and its impact on the human being of the earth, or say this question has no meaning. :)

Nowhere Man
2007-Jan-15, 01:40 PM
As near zero as makes no difference. The person next to you has more gravitational influence.

And according to the web site attached to this message board: Astrology (http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/astrology.html)

Fred

snarkophilus
2007-Jan-15, 11:09 PM
As near zero as makes no difference. The person next to you has more gravitational influence.

I bet one could use that as the basis for a great pick-up line!

Nowhere Man
2007-Jan-15, 11:53 PM
I've been expanding my personal event horizon but it doesn't seem to be helping.

Fred

ArgoNavis
2007-Jan-16, 02:29 AM
Force of gravity at Earth Surface (Newtons)

Earth 1.0
Average Sun 0.0059296
Average Moon 0.000033183
Mercury 0.00000000051168
Venus 0.0000000048880
Mars 0.00000000030053
Jupiter 0.00000014713
Saturn 0.000000014423

A newton is the amount of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram at a rate of one meter per second squared.


Of course, what you really mean is the tidal differences, the effect that causes the Earth's tides, which is:

Gravity - Tidal Differential
(Newtons)

Sun 0.0000010111
Moon 0.0000020973
Mercury 0.000000000000062905
Venus 0.00000000000048368
Mars 0.000000000000020309
Jupiter 0.0000000000040450
Saturn 0.00000000000022692

rather miniscule actually

DaveC426913
2007-Jan-16, 04:09 AM
Now put the final nail in the coffin by working out the gravitational attraction of a nearby building, car or person.

ArgoNavis
2007-Jan-16, 10:02 AM
My physics is a little scratchy, but I calculate that an 80 kg human would exert:

.000000148 Newtons

at the Earths surface, standing next to me.

All of those planets are looking weak.

Maksutov
2007-Jan-16, 10:24 AM
I am talking about 9 planets in our solar system and its impact on the human being of the earth, or say this question has no meaning. :)Eight.

If you're talking natal, the obstetrician has much more of an effect on the baby than any of the planets, except for the Earth of course, whose gravity keeps both from floating off into more rarefied realms.

Re the way this was posed, definitely the latter.

Of course there was, and is, a meaningful planetary influence on Earth-bound human beings.

Some early on noticed a few of the stars appeared to move. These were called planets (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet) (Greek for "wanderers"). Then attempts were made to understand why these "stars" did so. Eventually theories arose to explain these observations. Ptolemy's reigned supreme for a long time, but was later displaced by the more accurate predictive powers of theories devised by Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton, and then Einstein, and eventually someone else.

So it is demonstrated that the planets influenced human beings not only to look at the patterns and movements of sky objects, but also to develop something called the scientific method to explain these observations.