dailybell: Slower Than A Speeding Bullet

Monday, February 4, 2008

Slower Than A Speeding Bullet

I hadn't realized that even a few miles make such a difference in terms of when the sun rises and sets. At this latitude the earth turns between 700 and 900 miles per hour.

While researching this little fact, I encountered some other interesting sites related to the rotation of the Earth and the speed of some other speedy things. Here are a number of FAQ's about the Earth's rotation answered by Dr. Sten Odenwald. If you want to know something not on that list, you can ask an astrophysicist another question. Find out what's "faster than a speeding bullet".

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