Why are there no square planets?

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Why are there no square planets?
« on: 29/11/2009 15:30:03 »
Charles Campbell  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why are there no square planets (or are there)? Why are all the plants round?

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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #1 on: 29/11/2009 16:19:12 »
Charles Campbell  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why are there no square planets (or are there)? Why are all the plants round?

What do you think?
Gravity.................

Gravity pulls all the surrounding material towards a central point causing the accumulation of matter to form in a spherical shape. However, the earth is not a perfect sphere because the rotation gives rise to centrifugal force causing the equator to bulge outward. For this reason, the diameter around the equator is greater than the dia drawn by intersecting the poles. The speed of rotation at the equator is approx. 1000 miles per hour.
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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #2 on: 30/11/2009 06:36:03 »
Charles Campbell  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why are there no square planets (or are there)? Why are all the plants round?

What do you think?
Gravity.................

Gravity pulls all the surrounding material towards a central point causing the accumulation of matter to form in a spherical shape. However, the earth is not a perfect sphere because the rotation gives rise to centrifugal force causing the equator to bulge outward. For this reason, the diameter around the equator is greater than the dia drawn by intersecting the poles. The speed of rotation at the equator is approx. 1000 miles per hour.
the magic of Pi. ha ha ha

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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #3 on: 30/11/2009 07:59:28 »
The squares died out in the sixties. Where have you been?

Anyway, surely you mean cubes?
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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #4 on: 30/11/2009 11:58:53 »
There are a few
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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #5 on: 30/11/2009 12:06:24 »
Planets aren't cubes because you would fall of the edge if they were. Possibly breaking your neck on a turtle shell.
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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #6 on: 30/11/2009 20:40:50 »
If someone finds a cube planet I will have to revise my views on atheism.
There's no way the laws of physics would make a planet that shape.
Magrathea anyone?
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« Reply #7 on: 30/11/2009 21:12:51 »
It's all about geometry...
It's highly unlikely to find any square planets out there. Geometry places each planet we have seen within great accuracies of being near-spherical. The natural mechanisms of the universe, such as from the strong force to that of gravity to the macroscopic influences, gravity appeals to be attractive and thus to highlight was has been said, they come together inwards rather than having a cubic dimensions. Can i say, this is a hint that special and general relativity where right that we don't quite see things normally concerning time. In fact, General relativity can be so bold to propose that the very presence of you talking a trip around the three dimensionsional (near-sphere) of the earth is a presence of a physical dimension of time.
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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #8 on: 01/12/2009 08:07:53 »
What? No square planets? I beg to differ, It's a Square World
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« Reply #9 on: 01/12/2009 08:13:43 »
FEEL the POWER of PI !!
Pi is every thing ha ha ha ha !!

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Why are there no square planets?
« Reply #10 on: 09/12/2009 04:07:12 »
If someone finds a cube planet I will have to revise my views on atheism.
There's no way the laws of physics would make a planet that shape.
Magrathea anyone?

By definition, any object that is not a reasonable spheroid does not qualify as a planet.  No dogs either.