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Moon Experiment (Posted on 2004-11-22) Difficulty: 5 of 5
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)

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
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re: My memories from school | Comment 16 of 22 |
(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.

Interesting.

  Posted by ajosin on 2005-03-02 21:48:24

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