Assume the moon is a perfect sphere and a straight tunnel has been drilled through the center. How long would it take a 1kg ball dropped from one end of the tunnel to reach the center? Ignore all resistances.
If a second 1kg ball is dropped 10 seconds after the first one, when and where in the tunnel would they first meet?
Idealized Moon Stats:
- Diameter: 3480 kilometers
- Mass: 7.38x10^22 kilograms (uniform density)
(In reply to My memories from school
by Brian Wainscott)
Even if the two holes where only an inch appart?.
I guess this could be true, since the projection of the acceleration in
the direction of motion is tiny for two holes wich are close together.
Posted by ajosin
on 2005-03-02 21:48:24