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gravity wells [ illustrated ]

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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hi - appologies for the external link only [ but the graphic is too big for an ATS browser window ]

gravity wells illustrated

the link is safe , and does exactly what it says on the label

in synopsis : a rather neat graphic of the relative size of the gravity wells produced by the planets of our solar system , and most of thier moons

all gravity wells and the planetary sizes are to scale

and some very witty captions too

enjoy




posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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This is absolutely fantastic, and very well drawn. I laughed at the "your mom" thing haha

Thanks for posting.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Thank you for sharing, I knew Mars had moons but I never realized how small they truly were. And yes when it says you could "throw a baseball" and it would leave Phobos' orbit (larger of Mars' two moons) it is not exaggerating, the escape velocity for Phobos is about 40km/h



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by ArrowsNV
Thank you for sharing, I knew Mars had moons but I never realized how small they truly were. And yes when it says you could "throw a baseball" and it would leave Phobos' orbit (larger of Mars' two moons) it is not exaggerating, the escape velocity for Phobos is about 40km/h


Wow that is an interesting fact to consider - "the escape velocity for Phobos is about 40km/h"
I could do some major stunts in my little car on Phobos also Imagine how easy it would be to score home runs.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:40 PM
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Thanks, this is great!

Love the little jokes too!



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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edit on 30-4-2012 by SunburnedLeader because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:51 PM
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Does anyone else have no clue whatsoever as to what the image is talking about? O.o

What are these gravity wells? are they real?



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by Roundtree
Does anyone else have no clue whatsoever as to what the image is talking about? O.o

What are these gravity wells? are they real?


Here's the science, but the op is a lot more fun.
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Interesting illustration. S&F

Just one thing though.....Did you adjust g for each celestial body?

g = 9.81 m/s is the acceleration due to gravity on Earth only.



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 01:20 AM
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"I" believe that mainstreams concept of gravity is false. i dont believe gravity is its own force. its a side effect from ELECTRA-MAGNETISM.


muahahahahahahah!!!



posted on May, 1 2012 @ 06:44 AM
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fascinating.

S+F for xkcd....




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