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Monday, 13 November 2017

What Would Happen if The Earth Stopped Spinning?

Let's say you wake up one sunny morning, about to start another helluva day with your boring job, alongside your annoying colleagues. On your way out, you trip and turn your outfit in a whole cool higgledy-piggledy mud of a package. Maybe if you hadn't been lazy enough to clear your front lawn before the previous rain, you probably would have escaped this. In a couple of minutes, you clean up and head to work. Your day at work wasn't quite what you expected. You didn't get to do work took much, neither were your colleagues a pain in the neck. What a great day, eh?
 But as all these went on for hours, you noticed something strange. The Sun has been in the same position for hours. The Earth stopped rotating. In other words, your bad day just got a Kickstart.

 What Will Happen If The Earth Stopped Spinning? 

All we have to do is hope it never happens. But assuming it did, what's gonna happen? 
 First thing everyone will surely notice is the time of the day staying intact and never changing. I'm talking about when day stays day, and night stays night. The side of the Earth facing the sun experiences light and daytime, and the side of the Earth facing away from our star experiences darkness and night all through. This occurrence alone can lead to diverse effects on the lives on Earth. The dark regions will freeze with time, leading to the loss of lives and structured. While the light regions will receive do much heat from the Sun that it's temperature will keep rising, making it so uncomfortable and unbearable for the people living there. All these alone can lead to some many ugly scenarios. Imagine a case where only our planet stops revolving and rotating, something more devastating might even happen. Collision. 
 Let's look at this. Earth used to move and maybe Mars followed, they kept a steady pace and a steady range apart, until Earth decided to take a coffee break. It's quite simple, maybe if Mars does not overtake Earth, it will collide into it, or if it doesn't, another planet will. But if this happens, how is it going to affect Earth?
 Let's bring in a real-life scenario. You hold two stones  with rough surfaces and you run then hard against each other with a lot of force. Friction happens. Thereby leading to little sparks of explosion that can create fire. This was the method of creating fire back when there was no matchbox. Now this is what happens when two rocky worlds decode to play around each other. The part of the Earth which collides directly with the planet receives more of the explosive impact, having Mars crash directly into it. And just maybe, the other part of the Earth starts to float in space as a lifeless rock, or shall I say, an asteroid. Stay tuned for more... 

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