What if the earth was shaped like a doughnut?
The overall climate on donut Earth would be similar to what we currently have on our round Earth. It would be colder in the polar regions, and warmer at the equator. But the weather would be a little more extreme, and could even make some parts of the planet inhospitable, due to storms and hurricanes.
What if the earth was toroidal?
A toroidal Earth would constantly be trying to form itself into a spheroid, which is the form that all large celestial bodies take. Even if a toroid could be formed and made stable, there would be some weird variations in gravitation from one spot to another.
Why is the earth not a torus?
A torus wouldn’t have night and day, nor sunrises and sunsets as we know them on our spherical world with a 24-hour rotation, says Dr. Boyajian. The sun would also hit the planet more unevenly than we see on Earth, meaning the seasons would vary wildly depending on the donut’s angle in relation to the sun.
What is the earth really shaped like?
The Earth is an irregularly shaped ellipsoid. While the Earth appears to be round when viewed from the vantage point of space, it is actually closer to an ellipsoid. However, even an ellipsoid does not adequately describe the Earth’s unique and ever-changing shape.
Can a cube planet exist?
It’s not possible unless the planet is made of unobtainum. If you had, for example, a cube-shaped planet with a liquid center, you would have a huge amount of pressure on the liquid interior of the planet applied by the corners of the cube, which would effectively function like gigantic mountains.
Is a ring planet possible?
It’s unlikely to form on it’s own during planet formation as that requires too much planetary angular momentum during formation. It’s possible, but also unlikely to form by giant impact, as that’s more likely to leave 1 planet and 1 moon.
Is donut Earth possible?
A planet in the shape of a donut, or toroid, as it’s called in mathematics, could technically exist, but it would have to jump some steep physics hurdles to get there. Planets are round because gravity pulls inward.
Why is the Earth not a torus?
Is the universe a 3 torus?
Gluing only one pair of opposite faces produces a solid torus while gluing two of these pairs produces the solid space between two nested tori. In 1984, Alexei Starobinsky and Yakov Borisovich Zel’dovich at the Landau Institute in Moscow proposed a cosmological model where the shape of the universe is a 3-torus.
Is space a torus?
Inside ordinary three-dimensional space, there’s no way to build an actual, smooth physical torus from flat material without distorting the flat geometry. But we can reason abstractly about what it would feel like to live inside a flat torus. Imagine you’re a two-dimensional creature whose universe is a flat torus.
What would a torus look like on Earth?
(VICE reached out to Dinosaur Neil and others who seem to take the idea seriously to ask why and didn’t hear back.) A torus wouldn’t have night and day, nor sunrises and sunsets as we know them on our spherical world with a 24-hour rotation, says Dr. Boyajian.
What would have happened if the Earth was a torus?
If the earth was a torus Galacticus would have eaten it like a glazed cake donut by now. If the earth was a torus Galacticus would have eaten it like a glazed cake donut by now. No, it a Sagittarius I think.
Could a torus be made to stay in a toroidal shape?
However, the torus needs to have a much lower mass in order to stay in a toroidal shape, so the surface acceleration due to gravity could actually be much more manageable. What about day / night cycles – presumably they would be strange?
Is it possible to make a torus-shaped planet?
A torus-shaped planet is not possible; it is gravitationally unstable, at least for planets of a size as currently defined.