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A world without Water

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  1. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,405 posts, 1,166 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    This was a cool picture of no ocean view.
    DwjOjzqXgAApcZN.jpg

    Note there is no more...
    1) Florida or Keys
    2) Louisiana boot
    3) Bahamas and nearly South Carolina

    I wonder what Columbus would have thought about this view.
    Jim...
     


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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,902 posts, 1,912 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    It is an indication of the forces the weight of water puts upon the surface of the planet. Without water holding the place of the oceans, eventually, gravity would smooth over the larger depressions as the earth quaked and shifted. It would become as smooth as any other planet's surface.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,961 posts, 1,291 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY


  4. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    2,961 posts, 1,291 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    Columbus would have thought it was a long walk to the new world. ;)

    The areas you cited are mostly silt, sand, sedimentary rock (limestone), or coral. All of those require water to form. Nonetheless interesting photo. What as the source?
     


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  5. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,624 posts, 766 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Every once in a while PBS has a series on laying back the ocean to see to the floor. Like Port Royal, Jamaica, with no water you can "see" the town as it was after it slid into the ocean. Boats in the streets, etc.
     


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  6. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,405 posts, 1,166 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    I get some cool stuff I have wanted to link here from...
    https://www.physics-astronomy.org
    I have trouble with their web site though.
    I get the condensed stuff from Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/ZonePhysics

    All fun to watch and stimulate the winter doldrums brain.
    Like this one...
    Dwj5MkaWkAEY7tp.jpg
    _____
    Yes, from the Allegheny mountains of old.
    Jim...
     


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  7. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,405 posts, 1,166 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Nice link too.
    It is obvious that some FLUID, did flow on Mars at one time.
    Jim...
     


  8. Mike4116

    Mike4116

    Joined Jun 7, 2004
    315 posts, 24 likes
    Oday 28
    US East Tawas
    If it is supposed to be a world without water why would that white patch (snow/ice) be there in the north of the globe?
     


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  9. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,902 posts, 1,912 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That's Greenland. Without the layer of snow, it must be made of quartz, you think?

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  10. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,825 posts, 3,136 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Will... It is Greenland... I suspect it would be some of the following rocks...
    • Chlorite
    • Actinolite
    • Olivine
    • several of the garnets
    Might be the a mix.
     



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