Spin a Yarn

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Abstract

All astronomical bodies, from moons and planets up to galaxies, spin and have orbits. Spin is also a key characteristic of subatomic particles. Yet in our human world, we are relatively static. Why is spin unimportant for us, but at other levels it is all-pervasive? How do the laws of physics make our biosphere so special?
Original languageEnglish
Volume236
No.3150
Specialist publicationNew Scientist
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • astronomical bodies
  • orbits
  • biosphere

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