February 1, 2013

What Would Happen if Earth Became Tidally Locked?

Esther Inglis, io9


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There's a reason we only ever see one side of the Moon. It's tidally locked to the Earth, presenting only one side to us as it orbits around the planet. Tidal locking is a fate that befalls lots of planetary bodies, and it can wreak havoc on the surface.

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