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Re: N. Pole Could Become A Really Big Telescope After the Cap Melts

Subject: Re: N. Pole Could Become A Really Big Telescope After the Cap Melts
From: Greg Campbell
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 22:49:10 -0700
Newsgroups: sci.astro
Bret Cahill wrote:

After the ice cap at the N. Pole melts the centrifugal force from the
rotation of the earth will form a pretty good parabola for a certain
distance out from the pole.

Bret Cahill



Nope.  Not enough speed, too much gravity.
(If there was, ice would be shaped that way already.)

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