What would happen if the Earth turned 180 degrees?

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  1. Tetragrammaton Invictus

    Tetragrammaton Invictus I like the new Doctor Premium Member

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    Yep why not?

    They finally make it home back to Earth only time has changed due to relativity and the Earth has done a 180
     
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  2. Crazy Eddie

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    Easier if you initiate the turn 90 degrees spinwise from the axis you're trying to turn, in which case it's actually EASIER to flip the gyroscope. You ca actually spin the whole thing with just a tiny flick of the wrist.
     
  3. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Ah, yes, that's quite true. You need to apply the couple in a non-intuitive manner.
     
  4. Matthew Raymond

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    I saw the title of this thread...
    ...and I was like: "Night?"
     
  5. GNDN18

    GNDN18 Flounce of the Federation Premium Member

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    This involves a 90 degree shift, so double as necessary:

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    Also sprach Heinlein.
     
  6. Crazy Eddie

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    ^ This is a shift along another dimension, not angles.
     
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    Details.
     
  8. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Euclidian dimensions are orthogonal and a 90° angle must exist beween them.

    Makes sense as it's reckoned that the moon stabilises the earth's axis of rotation.