Originally posted by MooMix3
Does it? I heard thats why they stopped the tests. How does it effect the rotation? It takes something alot bigger to effet the roation of the Earth,
First off, it would be nearly impossible to determine if they were affecting the earths rotation. I believe it would be highly unlikely. The only
way to change the earths rotation (without involving something from outside of the planet) is to redistribute the mass of the earth (i.e. a large
earthquake pushing a signifigant amount of mass towards the top of a mountain).
Underground nuclear tests have an extremly small effect on this. (much less than mining or other industries). Tests were stopped due to public
concern regarding the long term effects of the radiation. Also, with advances in computing power the US and Russia decided they could satisfactorily
simulate the tests.
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