MadSci Network: Astronomy

Re: Why does the earth spin.

Area: Astronomy
Posted By: Dennis Windrim, ,Edmonton Public Schools
Date: Sun May 18 20:13:51 1997
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 862010127.As
The Earth was born from a huge cloud of spinning gas, billions of years ago. Even though the gas is all gone (either turned into planets or blown out into space by the sun), the Earth keeps on spinning because there is nothing to stop it from spinning.

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