The Hydrogen Atom and the Earth
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The second humbling observation is the morphological similarity of the hydrogen atom and the earth.
The hydrogen atom consists of a single proton in its nucleus and one electron which spins around the nucleus within its orbit. A magnetic field is created by the moving charge as the electron orbits around the proton. Each hydrogen atom therefore has its own magnetic field and acts as a tiny bar magnet. The hydrogen atom also has an intrisic nuclear spin called an angular momentum causing it to rotate around its own center of mass .
Similarly the earth is associated with its daily rotation about its axis, but in addition it is associated with its annual rotation round the Sun. Vasileska
The magnetic field of the earth is thought to be generated by moving core molten metals which create a weak bar magnet. The north south pole is slightly tilted off its rotational axis.
Courtesy Ashley Davidoff MD copyright 2012 13451c06.800
About 63% of our bodies are made from the hydrogen atom being approximately 4.2X1027hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen consists of about .9% of the earths atoms, while it makes up 91% of the atoms of the universe.
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