The earth is slowing down, so what happens in a couple billion years when it stops spinning, will all life go extinct ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    By the time that might happen, the sun will probably be red giant and have expanded to enclose all planets up to Mars and humans will have to have moved house or changed form by then.

  • JASON
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    I've got more pressing things to worry about.

  • 1 month ago

    It will not stop rotating.  It will become gravity locked on the Moon, much as Pluto and Charon are mutually locked.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    We'll blow ourselves up long before that. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It would take longer than that to stop spinning and all life will have been destroyed by the increasing brightness of the Sun long before that.

  • Gabe
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    The sun will barbeque us first, & the big problem is loss of magnetic field.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Maybe not, at least for now. 

    Do some research and find out if the Moon's increasing distance from the Earth will counteract the slowing of the Earth's rotation. 

    You might be surprised.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Killer Whales have been rocking and swaying the Earth for years now.

  • 1 month ago

    Well, in a couple of billion years, life on Earth *will be* extinct, but not due to it's slowing.  It'll be due to the Sun's increasing output.  It's estimated that in as little as a billion years, the sun's output will be so great that Earth will begin to resemble Mars, with oceans evaporated and all life gone. 

  • 1 month ago

    Not supposed to occur until well after the sun has possibly engulfed the Earth.

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