Question: Would would happen if the Earth just stopped revolving completely?
I'm just a curious boy..
One hemisphere will be day and hot permanently while the other will be permanently dark and cold.
Well, there is many theories.
1) It could hit the sun and disintegrate.
2) It could leave the sun's orbit and leave us in the dark cold of space leading to extinction of course.
3) It could hit another planet leading us to our final fate.
But yeah, just stop and not moving at all, I have no idea but it less probable than the other 3 theories. It really depends on the reason why it did stop. No matter what, it will lead to total destruction. But it is just a theory.
Look at everything to the east of you, walls, fences, buildings, mountains; if the Earth was to suddenly stop rotating, you would plow into all that stuff at 1,000 mph.
However if the stopping is more gradual, say over 5 years, then the world would change dramatically over those 5 years. They did a documentary on it.
"Spinning slowly down to die?
I'd spend the end with you,
And when the world was through,
Then one by one, the stars would all go out
Then you and I would simply fly away."
- "IF" Bread, written by HEATON, PAUL / SHIELDS, SCOTT / SLATTERY, MARTIN PAUL
That can not happen.
The momentum of the earth keeps it rotating on its axis.
If it somehow stopped rotating,
its momentum would cause the earth to completely disintegrate. All the crust would fly off into space along with most of the molten interior. Perhaps a small part of the solid core would remain.
Then the one side that was constantly facing the sun would char to a crisp while the other side went into a deep freeze.
Nobody knows since it hasn't happened yet. There are theories on this but they are just people's ideas on what might happen. So we'll just have to wait and see.
we would have no seasons and the day will go on forever! but that doesn't mean time stops it just means that the earth will stay in that state
Well nothing really...