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What If The Earth Stopped Spinning?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. At the Equator, the surface of Earth spins at 465 meters (1525 feet) per second. 00:25

  2. If the Earth stopped spinning, gusts of wind as fast as those near an atomic detonation would blast up into the sky. 02:15

  3. Little changes in the distribution of mass on Earth cause its rotational speed to change. 06:36