Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Great Photo showing how much water there is on earth relative to the size of the earth. Makes you go "Hmmm".

The small sphere respresents all the volume of water on the planet literally rolled up into a ball and juxtaposed against the barren earth.  I would like to see extracted from this sphere another one showing the size how much of that is drinking water and not sea/salt water.  Pretty amazing. 
Source: USGS


  1. But we humans live within or at least near ALL of that little blue sphere -- water water everywhere. But we humans only live ON that larger sphere; we don't live underground!

    With all due respect, this is a misleading visual from the USGS.

    1. Anon---Agreed. I thought it interesting they added water on and below the surface of the earth AND the water contained in human bodies. Our tax dollars at work!! :)


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