Why is it the earth is round?
Why is it not square or triangle
The earths own gravity pulls in into a round shape. Like when you squeeze snow evenly on all sides it turns into a snowball. There are some moons and asteroids that don't have enough gravity to become round so they look more like potatoes.
The points on your cubical planet (or triangular) would be tall mountains that would be crushed under their own weight and flattened.
Gravity tends to pull matter into spherical shapes. The strength of the materials resist this pulling. If a body is large enough (a planet), then gravity becomes strong enough to overcome the properties of the materials.
Earth is not a perfect sphere, though, because of the gravity of the Moon and Sun. Earth is considered to be an oblate spheroid.
by Oztinato 2 years ago
Is towing an asteroid to the moon a stupid idea?Scientists now want to capture an asteroid and tow it to the moon to put it into orbit. Along with the A-bomb, thalidomide, asbestos etc etc this has to rank as a really bad idea. We are constantly told about how dangerous asteroids are. What if...
by Robin Edmondson 4 years ago
Why is my home grown tomato not round? Our tomatoes are growing in odd shapes, why?
by montalker 7 years ago
Why do remain upright no matter where we stand on earth.From the North Pole to the South Pole and all points between we always remain upright.
by mr. daydream 8 years ago
Man has always claimed that the world is round. When I see the gigantic shape of the planet from earth space, it does look round so I GUESS it is. But despite the laws of gravity and all, it just seems like everything should drift of the planet and into the void of space. What's your take?
by Teresa Coppens 5 years ago
Did life evolve on Earth from alien DNA carried on asteroids which crashed on our planet?
by ii3rittles 6 years ago
I ask because this was brought to my attention...The moon does not spin, as it simply orbits around the Earth. There is nothing pulling on its axis to cause it to spin. So say we did not have a moon, would the Earth then not spin? Wouldn't this cause steady climate all over the world and no storms?...
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