If the Earth Stopped Spinning

The probability of this happening to Earth is almost zero in the next few billion years, but if our planet did stop spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator. All of the land masses would be scoured clean of anything not attached to bedrock, and swept away into the atmosphere. If the process happened gradually over billions of years, or 1 rotation every 365 days, a condition called ‘sun synchronous’ would occur. This means every spot in the Earth would have permanent daytime or nighttime all year long. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy Silver Surfer costume.