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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 25
Natural Sciences 10

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 181: Rotation

March 15th, 2010

Episode 213 of 464 episodes

Everything in the Universe is spinning. In fact, without this rotation, life on Earth wouldn't exist. We need the conservation of angular momentum to flatten out galaxies and solar systems, to make planets possible. Let's find out about the physics involved with everything that spins, and finally figure out the difference between centripetal and centrifugal force.

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