posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 04:17 AM
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by JScytale
do you know why you see the same explanations raised when doubt is expressed? because those are the explanations logic and common sense lead to.
Well common sense says that an object without its own motive power would continue in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force. I think
a guy by the name of Newton came up with that one
Now applying your logic and common sense, please prove to us what the force is that creates the motion we see in the video... they are moving in
various directions, various speeds, make several turns independent of each other etc.
Any grade school space cadet can tell you once a piece of debris is set in motion it would need an outside force to change direction
So please tell me what force accounts for all the motion seen in the video?
I know many out there assume that ice particles and dust would just float around like they do in the atmosphere. That is NOT the case in space.
So please show us and provide documentation and calculations to back your interesting theory
Oh and the Earths gravity pulling ice and dust particles down in a parabolic arc? Over that short a time period? You really expect any sane person to
buy into that one?
A) read my previous 2 posts.
B) yes. are you aware of how strong the earth's gravitational field is? try jumping for me.
in space, particles will move in a slight to strong parabolic arc. depending on their speed, the arc could be un-noticeable. if an object moves fast
enough, the slight arc exactly matches the curvature of the earth. thats what we call orbit. orbit is moving so fast that you fall just quickly enough
to drop down the same amount that the earth drops away from your trajectory, in layman's terms.
objects can easily bump into each other. they can be easily influenced by particles too small to notice - and were talking about visible objects in
space after a satellite broke. a lot of debris is in space. a *whole* lot. and its not going to just "fall out of the way" immediately because due
to momentum, its velocity matches the satellite's + whatever forces caused it to snap off in whatever direction it snapped off into.
bear in mind the shuttle also possesses thrusters that fire frequently to correct its orbit. these thrusters are more than capable of influencing
if you're having trouble understanding how orbit works, try this intuitive, interactive explanation.
if you try to debunk this on the grounds that it is on a nasa website, i can promise you newton's ghost is crying right now.
[edit on 8-6-2009 by JScytale]