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6/10/2014 3:12:53 PM
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feathers and hammers on the moon

same rate

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hammer falls faster

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feather falls faster

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In a vacuum/on the moon say i drop a hammer and a feather from the same hight, what do you think will happen? I know its physics but just try
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    IngloriousWho98
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    Can't believe life takes this long - old

    Alright I know it's understandable to choose the hammer but who is the dumb -blam!- that chose the feather?!
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  • Well in a vacuum with nothing around neither fall at all.
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    • Same rate as proved in the video above from Apollo 15.
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    • The moon has an atmosphere, therefore the hammer would fall first due to gravity.
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      • Edited by Atticus: 6/11/2014 1:34:01 PM
        Theory - they fall at the same speed. Practically - they fall at different speed because perfect vacuum does not exist on the moon.
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        • Edited by BannedPiranha: 6/11/2014 4:28:57 AM
          ITT: Questions my cat knows the answer to.
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          • Edited by Spartan1732: 6/11/2014 11:08:32 AM
            Hammer would land first, as there is gravity on the moon, but it's very weak. The moon has no atmosphere and therefore it's a vacuum.
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            • The space around the moon isn't a vacuum. Empty space away from large gravitational entities is [roughly] a vacuum, but the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmosphere_of_the_Moon]moon has an atmosphere[/url], though it is mostly negligible. The gravitational pull of the moon DOES attract gaseous particles (and apparently there is also some electrostatically levitated moon dust as well... just learned that bit) which will slow the feather more than the hammer in the same way that our atmosphere slows it on earth, just to a far lesser extent.
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              • this is like 4th grade science
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                • In a vacuum I believe they should fall at the same rate since there is no air resistance to keep the feather alight.
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                • assuming vacuum, same rate because no air resistance, or other lift forces.
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                • Same rate. That's how gravity works.
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                • On the moon a hammer
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                • Obviously my penis will fall faster BECAUSE ITS SO HUGE
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