If the Earth Stood Still



What would happen if the Earth Stood Still? It's not such a simple matter as it seems. The answer depends on the relative and then it stops. Options may be several - sudden stop of rotation around the axis, the same, but gradually, and finally - a stop in the space, ie the cessation of motion around the sun. Because the issue is not specific enough, consider all three options. Quick stops the rotation axis is almost impossible - except in the case of a very powerful impact of a large asteroid in the opposite direction, and that the Earth does not stop at all, and not so fast. But ... let's say, the Earth abruptly stopped his vraschenie.Chto waiting for us in this case.

To begin with let us recall that the Earth is not solid - the crust - all - is like the peel of an apple. Under this crust is liquid magma and the core, which also rotate. When a sudden stop of the Earth all this liquid substance all - still provernetsya several times, crushing and breaking the "apple peel". As a result, there will instantly so powerful earthquake with many kilometers of faults and volcanoes where their offspring were not, it is unlikely that - that will live on this planet. In addition, the atmosphere also "provernetsya" around the Earth. Besides its speed will be the same as the speed of rotation of the Earth, which is about 500 m / s, so the wind will carry all of that is possible. Maybe even the atmosphere will be lost, total or partial, of the - of the forces of inertia. All this is possible, but is likely to happen only every banality - a huge kinetic energy of the Earth and the forces of inertia will tear it happen conventional Ba - bang. And fly pieces zakoulochkam solar system. In the case of soft stop rotation happens all not so scary. Scientists have simulated a situation. There will be a redistribution of land and ocean. Due to the disappearance of centrifugal force, the water will no longer aspire to the equator. There likely will move continents. It will be flooded as the northern region and the south. Formed two separate Ocean - North and Yuzhnyy.

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