In 1979, the British biologist James Lovelock published the so-called Gaia hypothesis.
The scientist was of the opinion that the Earth is our true mother, a living organism that all people try to keep in the best possible condition. As the Brit explained, the planet is a huge “creature” that has the ability to adapt to weather changes or other conditions affecting it. Lovelock described Gaia as a whole composed of the biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and soil.
The concept of the planet as a living body has already been thought over. This idea was very interestingly commented by the American physicist Lewis Thomas, who said:
Looking at the Earth from a distance, from the moon, you can see how it catches its breath, it lives. Pictures of other planets depict dried-out lands. It is very different with Earth and if we could look like this for years, we would see continents in motion. Earth is really a living organism perfectly handling the Sun – said the scientist.
We remember the Gaia hypothesis for a reason, because this movement and breathing can now be watched on YouTube! NASA released a recording, which shows that the Earth breathes, vibrates, and is alive. The video is a simulation made by NASA’s Visualization Center. It was created on the basis of hundreds of photos and terabytes of satellite data.
A supercomputer with mighty power was used to make this video. The simulation was prepared in 2 years in 30-minute intervals. The film presents a week in the life of the Earth, seven days not just any, because it covers the period of typhoon formation 4 (Matsa) off the coast of China.