- What if the Earth's core stopped spinning? (Like in the move 'The Core')
- Since the Earth spins at around 1000mph, what if that suddenly stopped
- Would we all be done for?
- What if there was no more magnetosphere?
First, if the Earth stopped spinning, we would all die. The Earth rotates a little over 1000 mph at the equator; as you travel to either pole, the speed decreases. If the core stops spinning, then the rest of the Earth stops spinning. When a car going 70 mph crashes and no one wears a seatbelt, the passengers are sent through the windshield. We are not tied to the Earth, so if the planet ceases to rotate, then those of us not “strapped in” will be hurled several feet; either we will slam into something solid or tumble across hard landscape. Also, the atmosphere will still be moving at several hundred miles per hour; the winds will sweep us up, and the force of the high-speed winds will shear our flesh. If the Earth stops spinning, then it is death by slamming into objects or being shredded by winds.
|Quick breakdown of the Earth|
|Scientifically inaccurate would be an understatement for this movie, but i found it fascinating nonetheless|