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What Would Happen if the Earth Stopped Rotating?

by Kenny Hoeschen

Universe Today publisher Fraser Cain looks at what would happen if the Earth suddenly stopped spinning. Of course, it’s physically impossible for that to happen, but it still makes for a fascinating thought experiment. Or, if you’re a comic book or science fiction author, these are the sorts of scenarios you may wish to consider. After all, Superman himself stopped the Earth from spinning and even reversed its rotation — somehow causing time to run backward — in Superman.

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