View Full Version : Planetery Tilts Might Not Be a Big Problem

2005-Sep-08, 02:54 PM
SUMMARY: Scientists have believed that the tilt of the Earth's axis is very important to supporting life on our planet, but a new simulation from Pennsylvania State University seems to indicate that life could arise on our planet, even if it was severely tilted. Even when the planet was tilted past its current 23 degrees to 54, 70 and 85 degrees, global climate, rainfall, snow and ice cover closely matched today's climate. Only when there was no tilt did the simulation predict a colder world than we have - but still largely habitable.

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