Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

what is rotation?????????????

what is the definition of rotation? , having to do with astronomy

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    rotation is just another word for spin. all the planets spin on their 'axis' which is just a word meaning the center line of their spin. Think of a rod going through the Earth through the north and south pole. the Earth spins around this rod called the axis. a wheel, or a toy top or a gyroscope all spin/rotate along their axis

  • 1 decade ago

    Rotation is movement about an internal axis. The earth rotates around its own axis creating the day, but it revolves around the sun, an external point.

  • 1 decade ago

    rotation is the west to east movement of the earth on its own axis.the earth completes one rotation every 24 hours.

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