If the earth stopped spinning, would we all be crushed by gravity?
Spin a wet coin and watch the fluid fly off.
The earth spins at over 1,000mph… But I guess the reason we don’t fly off is because of gravity. Is that right?
Seems to be a nice balance between gravitational pull and centrifugal force.
So many questions but I’ll ask just a couple…
1— Is anyone here smart enough to calculate what the weight of a 200 pound human would be if the earth stopped spinning?
2— When science announces planets found within the goldielocks zone, are they just judging distance from that sun, or do they take into account that planet’s balance of gravity and centrifugal force to ensure that humans wouldn’t be crushed or fly off?
I don’t even know if I’m really asking the right questions.
School me please.