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That is NOT what is in the illustration. What is in the illustration is what we SHOULD see..
That is NOT what we see..
I think I smell stupid.
That's not a sound argument. You are saying that there is a parabola formed that arcs toward the direction of travel, which you just said does not happen. Which is it? I don't care if you add ten parabolas and bounce them all over there is still NO FORCE in the example provided that can cause a dust trail to produce an arc like that without an atmosphere interacting with it.
Originally posted by hdutton
reply to post by stevcolx
Have you ever thought about just how much power is needed to lift off the moon as compared to lifting off from earth.
With only @1/6 the gravity of earth, lunar lift-off could almost be done with bottle rockets by comparison.
The point being, it may not require enough power to raise dust to get off the moon.