Monday, February 26, 2007

The Felt Effect of Gravity

Phil Plait answers the question, "Just how strong is the gravity from the Moon compared to someone right next to you?". The answer will probably surprise you. It certainly surprised me.

As a bonus, you'll find out the most distant start you can see with the naked eye. An even greater bonus is finding out whether astrology is true. I won't reveal the answer. You'll have to watch the video.


  1. Hi Dr Moran. I've got two of three posts up on the silliness from the weekend. It's probably a good thing you didn't attend - your head would have exploded like that guy in Scanners.

  2. Darn. I saw the title and was hoping for a ride down the flux tube of memory on the back of a giant teratorn with Bill Kazmaier.

    Phil's pretty cool, though.