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Wanderlust

I am a 24 year old space and science enthusiast. Terrestrial tectonics, exoplanets, stars, interstellar voids, spacecraft, you name it. I love it.
Sep 25 '12
This is what the world’s oceans would look like if the Earth didn’t spin. In the absence of centrifugal force, the two main factors contributing to ocean distribution would be Earth’s topography and its own, inherent gravity, which varies across its surface due to its non-spherical shape. Under such conditions, all of Earth’s water would migrate toward the planet’s most extreme latitudes, giving rise to two massive polar oceans separated by a vast equatorial megacontinent, as depicted in the hypothetical map featured up top. [source]
This is what the world’s oceans would look like if the Earth didn’t spin. In the absence of centrifugal force, the two main factors contributing to ocean distribution would be Earth’s topography and its own, inherent gravity, which varies across its surface due to its non-spherical shape. Under such conditions, all of Earth’s water would migrate toward the planet’s most extreme latitudes, giving rise to two massive polar oceans separated by a vast equatorial megacontinent, as depicted in the hypothetical map featured up top. [source]

(Source: apolloadama)

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