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A study from 2013 showed that the rotation of the inner core of the Earth is opposite to the rotation of the crust.
In any circumstances this would result in large frictional forces between these rotating bodies.

It is always said that the Earth spins because of the spin it had when it was born and that no force or energy is needed for the Earth to keep spinning. There would only be a frictional force because of the tidal effect of the Moon.
[curious.astro.cornell.edu]

But now we know that different parts of the Earth spin in opposite directions, causing substantial friction inside the planet, the idea of a non-powered endless spinning Earth seems to be wrong.
And it implies that the earth gets energy from an unknown source that causes it to keep spinning.

The rotational speed of the Earth's crust is slowing down in time because of the tidal effect of the Moon. But taking into account the friction between the crust and the inner core, the rotational speed of the Earth's crust would slow down considerably in a century or less, if there would not be a force that causes the Earth to spin.

Can it be that the energy from the Sun does not only provide us with solar energy and heat, but also causes the Earth and the other planets in the Solar system to keep spinning?

What do you think?

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Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 928 sunny_eyes 20-Mar-19 14:05
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 84 D-Archer 20-Mar-19 21:13
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 72 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 07:32
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 75 Race Jackson 20-Mar-19 22:47
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 68 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 07:49
All layers rotate in the same direction, just different speeds 61 Race Jackson 21-Mar-19 14:06
Re: All layers rotate in the same direction, just different speeds 51 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 15:08
Re: All layers rotate in the same direction, just different speeds 55 Nolondil 21-Mar-19 15:46
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 59 D-Archer 21-Mar-19 15:20
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 63 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 08:26
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 58 Sirfiroth 21-Mar-19 13:39
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 53 Nolondil 21-Mar-19 14:52
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 58 D-Archer 21-Mar-19 15:34
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 59 sunny_eyes 21-Mar-19 19:01
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 58 D-Archer 22-Mar-19 14:03
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 52 sunny_eyes 23-Mar-19 13:36
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 56 Aine 23-Mar-19 13:40
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 55 cladking 21-Mar-19 21:02
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 51 ianw16 22-Mar-19 13:45
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 49 D-Archer 22-Mar-19 14:10
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 56 ianw16 22-Mar-19 14:30
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 49 Aine 23-Mar-19 13:23
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 45 sunny_eyes 23-Mar-19 13:24
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 63 Aine 22-Mar-19 17:52
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 47 D-Archer 23-Mar-19 12:47
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 46 sunny_eyes 23-Mar-19 13:20
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 47 ianw16 23-Mar-19 13:40
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 56 sunny_eyes 23-Mar-19 18:23
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 60 ianw16 23-Mar-19 22:17
Re: Rotation of Earth's inner core is opposite to the rotation of the crust 48 sunny_eyes 24-Mar-19 15:56
The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 52 D-Archer 25-Mar-19 14:38
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 48 ianw16 25-Mar-19 17:32
Pi = 4 47 Race Jackson 26-Mar-19 23:08
Re: Kinematic Pi = 4 41 D-Archer 28-Mar-19 11:30
Re: Kinematic Pi = 4 43 Race Jackson 28-Mar-19 18:10
Re: Kinematic Pi = 4 40 D-Archer 29-Mar-19 11:30
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 46 sunny_eyes 25-Mar-19 19:44
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 50 ianw16 25-Mar-19 21:27
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 59 sunny_eyes 26-Mar-19 08:44
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 51 D-Archer 26-Mar-19 15:18
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 43 sunny_eyes 28-Mar-19 08:37
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 45 D-Archer 28-Mar-19 13:06
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 47 ianw16 28-Mar-19 13:18
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 40 sunny_eyes 28-Mar-19 20:15
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 41 ianw16 28-Mar-19 21:00
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 38 sunny_eyes 29-Mar-19 07:45
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 37 ianw16 29-Mar-19 10:29
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 39 sunny_eyes 29-Mar-19 10:44
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 43 D-Archer 29-Mar-19 11:11
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 46 sunny_eyes 29-Mar-19 15:49
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 40 ianw16 30-Mar-19 05:46
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 45 D-Archer 29-Mar-19 11:01
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 34 ianw16 03-Apr-19 13:24
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 32 D-Archer 04-Apr-19 08:07
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 57 D-Archer 26-Mar-19 15:16
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 52 ianw16 26-Mar-19 20:24
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 53 ianw16 28-Mar-19 12:00
Re: The Semi-Annual Variation in Geomagnetic Activity 58 sunny_eyes 28-Mar-19 12:43
Summary 50 Race Jackson 30-Mar-19 06:00
Re: Summary 41 sunny_eyes 31-Mar-19 16:59
Re: Summary 44 D-Archer 01-Apr-19 08:28
Re: Summary 48 sunny_eyes 01-Apr-19 08:49
Re: Summary 36 D-Archer 03-Apr-19 09:21
Re: Summary 39 sunny_eyes 03-Apr-19 11:10
Re: Summary 32 ianw16 03-Apr-19 13:28
Re: Summary 38 ianw16 03-Apr-19 13:27
Re: Summary 38 D-Archer 04-Apr-19 08:08
Re: Summary 34 ianw16 04-Apr-19 12:24
Re: Summary 33 D-Archer 04-Apr-19 19:37
Re: Summary 32 ianw16 04-Apr-19 20:34
Re: Summary 37 ianw16 03-Apr-19 13:31
Re: Summary 41 D-Archer 04-Apr-19 08:17
Re: Summary 36 ianw16 04-Apr-19 12:29
Re: Summary 33 D-Archer 04-Apr-19 19:40
Re: Summary 33 ianw16 04-Apr-19 20:36
Re: Summary 33 D-Archer 05-Apr-19 00:18
Re: Summary 33 ianw16 05-Apr-19 00:50
Re: Summary 35 sunny_eyes 05-Apr-19 07:58
Re: Summary 36 D-Archer 05-Apr-19 09:02
Re: Summary 51 ianw16 05-Apr-19 12:28
Re: Summary 50 ianw16 01-Apr-19 19:38


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