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Help! re:The Core

  1. Nov 29, 2003 #1
    After watching, "The Core"(2003), a few questions popped into my mind at the painful display of physics:

    If the core really did stop spinning (hahahaha, like that would happen), what would be the result? Would it affect gravity at all?

    (I realize how asinine I sound, but I really need to know possible answers to these questions.)
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  3. Nov 30, 2003 #2


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    The core rotates slightly faster (I think its faster) than the rest of the earth. If it stopped, we wouldn't even notice.
  4. Nov 30, 2003 #3
    I think we would notice. I think that it would probably trigger earthquakes and mess up the magnetic poles.
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