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Earth Hole Anonymous 17/01/05(Thu)16:26 No. 16406 ID: 4318e8

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Hello /sci/. If there was a giant hole in the earth leading from one end to the other and- if you jumped in- would you just be pulled to the other side, or just be trapped in the middle by gravity?
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Anonymous 17/01/05(Thu)18:53 No. 16407 ID: 8b2816

Ignoring effects of air resistance, you would experience pendular motion. That is, you would reach approximately the same distance from the center on the other side. "Approximately" because the Earth is not uniformly dense.

If you were to brake yourself and stop at the center you'd become trapped. Not because the center is pulling you towards it, but because all the atoms of the Earth are simultaneously pulling you away from the center in all directions.

Another interesting aspect is that as you get closer to the center you'll experience an increasingly weaker acceleration from gravity, because there's less planet under you to pull you down.

Anonymous 17/01/09(Mon)15:12 No. 16409 ID: 4318e8


Anonymous 17/01/15(Sun)07:00 No. 16410 ID: 4c82ad

Gravity is actually the force of all bodies in the universe pulling on all other bodies in the universe. However, the strength of the pull weakens with the square of the distance between two given bodies. Since the celestial bodies in the universe are so far apart, you can say for conveniences sake that you are only under the effect of the gravity of the nearest one (the earth).; in reality though, you are even (very, very weakly) being pulled towards other people, which means that the "your momma" joke about her having a gravitational pull is technically true.

Anonymous 17/01/22(Sun)03:50 No. 16427 ID: ed8b6e

You would lose energy and slowly oscillate and then come to a stop at the center.

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