During Earth’s early days, a gargantuan collision left our earth spinning at an angle. That slight grade allowed life as you know it to flourish. But what if this impact caused Earth to rotate at a much more dramatic slant? Like, say, on its side? What would our world look like? Why is Alaska more prepared for this sideways world? And why could mortal life be no longer possible on this blue gemstone?
Around4.5 billion times agone, during Earth’s immaturity, our world got slammed by Theia, a Mars-sized protoplanet. This collision was so violent that Earth nearly turned into a pall of wracked gemstone. The impact also listed the Earth’s axis 70 degrees from its orbital axis. Lucky for us and all the life that came after the enormous crash, this extreme cock dropped over time and settled at23.5 degrees. And this is the earth you live on at this very moment.
But what if the hassle with Theia had flipped Earth 90 degrees? How would that Earth have differed from our own? So what’s the deal with this cock anyway? Well, it gives us seasons. As Earth orbits the Sun, our components take science tech thoughtexperiment 11 Views