It would be possible in an airship which could travel as fast through the air in the opposite direction as the air travels with the Earth. So, of course, it could remain in really the same place and the people in it could see the Earth travel underneath them. But the Earth is 40,000 kilometers in circumference, and spins completely round in twenty-four hours, so the airship would have to be able to move at a tremendous speed, about ten times as fast as the fastest motor-car.
- Which force keeps satellites circling Earth?
- How much is the Earth flattened at the Poles?
- How was it proven that the Earth is round and not flat?
- How did scientists determine that the Earth bulges at the equator?
- What’s the reason for keeping a hole in the center of a parachute?
- Why aren’t people at the equator thrown off into space by centrifugal force since the Earth is rotating at a high speed?