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Old 11-03-2019, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
You’d be pulled to the ground due to the extreme force of gravity. The earth’s rotation wants to spin us off the earth. The gravity (due to mass of our planet) wants to pull you to the center of the body of mass. They counteract each other in a fine balance. You lose the centrifugal rotation and all you have left is the massive gravitational pull.
Do the math on the centripetal force this far out from the center of the ball. It doesn't amount to much at all.

When I get to a computer I will figure it out...

Nevermind... Yarcraft already did.