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What If Earth Stopped Spinning?

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Entertaining the idea of a still-standing earth

The assumption that the Earth can stop spinning is far-fetched. But, what if something changed the Earth's rotation? Let's assume the Earth stopped spinning gradually.

And let's suppose that Earth's ecosystems have survived the transition. What would the new world look like?

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  • Earth would take a whole year to cycle from night to day and back. Cities would be in darkness for half the year and in sunlight the other half.
  • The polar regions would be deep underwater. When the Earth rotates, centrifugal force causes the planet...

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Earth spins on its axis as it revolves around the sun.

Newton's first law of motion states that an object remains in the state of motion it's in unless another force acts upon it.

Before there were planets in our solar system, there was a spinning nebulous ...

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The Earth spins at the speed of 1,036 miles per hour (1,667 kilometres per hour).

  • The tides can slow the Earth's rotation speed and add about 2.3 milliseconds to our day every century.
  • Weather systems can also change the Earth's rotation.

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