Rambler's Top100Astronet    
  по текстам   по ключевым словам   в глоссарии   по сайтам   перевод   по каталогу
 

Hammer Versus Feather on the Moon
<< Yesterday 1.11.2011 Tomorrow >>
Credit & Copyright: Apollo 15 Crew, NASA
Explanation: If you drop a hammer and a feather together, which reaches the ground first? On the Earth, it's the hammer, but is the reason only because of air resistance? Scientists even before Galileo have pondered and tested this simple experiment and felt that without air resistance, all objects would fall the same way. Galileo tested this principle himself and noted that two heavy balls of different masses reached the ground simultaneously, although many historians are skeptical that he did this experiment from Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa as folklore suggests. A good place free of air resistance to test this equivalence principle is Earth's Moon, and so in 1971, Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott dropped both a hammer and a feather together toward the surface of the Moon. Sure enough, just as scientists including Galileo and Einstein would have predicted, they reached the lunar surface at the same time. The demonstrated equivalence principle states that the acceleration an object feels due to gravity does not depend on its mass, density, composition, color, shape, or anything else. The equivalence principle is so important to modern physics that its depth and reach are still being debated and tested even today.

<<  Ноябрь  >>
Пн Вт Ср Чт Пт Сб Вс
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
1995   1996   1997
1998   1999   2000
2001   2002   2003
2004   2005   2006
2007   2008   2009
2010   2011   2012
2013   2014   2015
2016   2017   2018
2019   2020   2021
Январь
Февраль
Март
Апрель
Май
Июнь
Июль
Август
Сентябрь
Октябрь
Ноябрь
Декабрь
Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff (MTU) & Jerry Bonnell (USRA)
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings, and Disclaimers
NASA Official: Jay Norris. Specific rights apply.
A service of: LHEA at NASA / GSFC
& Michigan Tech. U.

Русский текст
Based on Astronomy Picture Of the Day
Публикации с ключевыми словами: Moon - Apollo 15 - gravity - Луна - гравитация
Публикации со словами: Moon - Apollo 15 - gravity - Луна - гравитация
См. также:
Все публикации на ту же тему >>

Мнения читателей [4]
Оценка: 3.0 [голосов: 107]
 
О рейтинге
Версия для печати Распечатать

Астронет | Научная сеть | ГАИШ МГУ | Поиск по МГУ | О проекте | Авторам

Комментарии, вопросы? Пишите: info@astronet.ru или сюда

Rambler's Top100 Яндекс цитирования