posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 04:13 AM
am glad you posted this .... not everyone fully understands something .. until we are given the chance to ...
i think i get it ... if i scale it down .. to just a tiny wee thruster in space, combusting a tiny bit of fuel ... as the combustion forces that piece
of fuel out, the force separating it away from the thruster ... is the thruster pushing the exploded fuel away .. or is the fuel pushing the thruster
.. both ... i see the resulting force, should shift both away from each other proportionally relative to the mass / weight of both objects... either
way .. they are distancing themselves, regardless of lack of atmosphere
so .. if i were in space .. and facing someone else .. preferably a woman .. and looking head on, holding hands ...
if we then, exert a force through our arms / hands, and propel ourselves away from each other, regardless of who is propelling who .. we are still
able to propel away from each other .. even without atmosphere .. just like the pressure forcing the combusted fuel to be ejected from the thruster
So .. in that example .. if a very small person, and very large person, pushed off from each other .. they will both travel away in opposite direction
(like thruster on the craft, and the fuel its emitting) ... but as its proportional, it may be harder to see the push away effect on the larger person
... but with lots of small people continually pushing (lots of fuel), and little resistance ... the bigger person would pick up speed soon enough
i think i get it now .. but sorry for the terrible analogy
edit on 25-10-2015 by Segenam because: ... I love to edit ....