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'if diametre of earth is reduced to half mass remains constant what is then duration of day and night'

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  1. angular momentum remains the same.

    I2 omega 2 = I1 omega 1

    I = constant * m R^2

    If m2 = m1
    and
    R2 = .5 R1
    then
    m R2^2 = .25 m R1^2
    and I2 = (1/4) I1
    (1/4)I1 omega2 = I1 omega1
    omega2 = 4 omega1
    T2 = (1/4) T1
    day is 6 hours long instead of 24 so at the equator at equinox we have 3 hours dark and three hours light. :)

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  2. Come to think of it, anywhere at equinox you will have three hours light and three hours dark

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