“In fact, most planets and moons are not real spheres. So the Earth, the other planets, the moons are not exactly round. This obstacle is called centrifugal force or the visible external force of a rotating object, Keane said.
” The rotating planet has centrifugal force .. It can also be seen in our actions .. Standing in a chair or on a foot and spinning it should feel like it is being pulled away from its center .. Maybe your arms or legs are swinging … or a little extra force effect after you relax Shows .. so it feels like you’re pulling aside, ”Keane explained.
” The centrifugal force caused by the rotation of the planets and moons causes their equator to bulge. The effect is very small. But Jupiter and Saturn are good examples of this. More recognizable because they are the fastest rotating planets in the solar system, ” Keane said. Centrifugal force acts on any fast-rotating object.
Keane claims that the dwarf planet Houmia is an example of a centrifugal force acting on a body. This dwarf planet lives in the icy region outside the orbit of Neptune in the Kuiper Belt. Haumia is about the size of Pluto, but its rotation is rapid (one full rotation every 4 hours) and it is almost oval in shape, Keane said.
The radius of the earth at the poles is 6,357 km and at the equator it is 6,378 km, which is 19 km between the two. There is a difference. So astronomers argue that it is wrong to say that the earth is completely round. It has the shape of a ball, slightly flattened at the poles, extending along the equator. Centrifugal force plays a key role as a result of the earth rotating around its axis. The increase in centrifugal force, as opposed to the Earth’s expansion force, depends on the distance of certain points from the poles.