Subject: How does gravitational pull affect a planets rotational speed??

Date: Fri Jan 9 20:53:42 1998
Posted by DON ROTH
Grade level: grad
School: No school entered.
City: SHELTON State/Province: CT
Country: USA
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 884400822.As

I've been told that the Sun is slowing down the rotational speed of 
the inner planets in particular.  How can a homogeneous force exert a 
torque on a spinning sphere?

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