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BTW - Some responders here have talked about dust being kicked up. Would it? Dust requires air pressure, or a direct impact. On the Moon, there is no air, so how would dust get kicked up? I don't think it would.
a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged.
a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.
"the power required to overcome friction and the inertia of the moving parts"
Newton's first law of motion teaches us that “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: beyondknowledge
Yeah, I can imagine all of that. I've worked in the desert a bit and it's kind of the same, but not that harsh because there is wind. But that sand will get into everything, especially the fine stuff, and there is no way to keep it out.
In the case of the Moon, the granules don't even have to get inside, they can wear down most materials just from the outside.
Sand and fine sharp aggregate is a major problem!
originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
Indeed, gravity doesnt change the mass of anything either. It's full of bogus claims.
There is a catch tho. No atmosphere means evaporation of any lubricant and also cold welding of internal parts. I knew I've seen it before. Here's the vid explaining everything.
originally posted by: vonclod
I'm not at all convinced an m16 would not work on the moon, there is some gravity, and I'm not thinking gravity has much to do with operation, it's gas pressure and springs, all that can be modified.
originally posted by: caterpillage
a reply to: vonclod
This is a pretty good article explaining the early stages of development of the ar15/m16 and the ultimate cause of jamming.
Basicly the army went over Eugene Stoners head and made changes to his design and the ammunition it used despite his repeated objections.
originally posted by: buddha
I think it would work very well.
space is a vacuum.
so it would have Mores pressure from the explosion.
the gun powder ! does not need air.