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Curious Kids: What would happen if the world split in half?

By Jonti Horner, Professor (Astrophysics), University of Southern Queensland
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What would happen if the world split in half? – Ronan, age 5, Melbourne

That’s a fantastic question, Ronan, and the very short version of the answer is: it would be the end of the world as we know it. All life on Earth would be brought to an end – so it would be a very bad day!

Luckily, events that can tear a planet in half are very, very rare. But,…The Conversation

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