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Thursday 18th December 2014
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Would the weather be different if Earth span the other way?

Question

What would the world’s climate be like if the world span the other way? Would it be sunnier in England?
Steve, Egham

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Sam, Thames Ditton
Qualification: Not a scientist
Answer: It would spin out of orbit. It would curve outwards, away from the sun, so it’s an impossible situation. If it did happen, we’d move away from the sun, so we’d be getting very cold.

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