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What would happen ifl drilled a
tunnel through the center of the
Earth and jumped into it?
Although it would be impossible to do this on
earth, you actually could do this on the moon.
The moon has a cold core and it also doesn' t
have any oceans or groundwater to mess things
up. In addition, the moon has no atmosphere, so
the tunnel would have a nice vacuum in it that
eliminates aerodynamic drag.
So, imagine that the tunnel through the moon is
20 feet (7 meters) in diameter. Down one side is a
ladder. If you were to climb down the ladder, what
you would find is that your weight decreases,
Gravity is caused by objects attracting one
another with their mass. As you descend into the
tunnel, more and more of the moon' s mass is
above you, so it attracts you upward. (Once you
climbed down to the center of the moon you
would be weightless. The mass of the moon is all
around you and attracting you equally, so it all
cancels out and you would feel weightless.
If you were to actually leap into the tunnel and
allow yourself to fall, you would accelerate toward
the center to a very high speed. Then you would
zoom through the center and start decelerating.
You would eventually stop when you reached the
tunnel' s lip on the other side of the moon, and
then you would start falling back down the tunnel
in the other direction, You would oscillate back
and forth like this forever.
If you could do this on earth, one amazing effect
would be the ease of travel. The diameter of the
earth is about 12, 700 kilometers (7, 800 miles), If
you drilled the tunnel straight through the center
and could create a vacuum inside, anything you
dropped into the tunnel would reach the other
side of the planet in just 42 minutes!
Thanks for reading.
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#23 - bosmer (03/24/2012) [+] (18 replies)
made me think of this.
User avatar #51 - Greatangelsfury ONLINE (03/24/2012) [+] (24 replies)
>Drill hole through Earth
>Get to core
>get crush to oblivion by pressure
>burned to cinder by boiling iron core
>iron core rushes out through hole
>destabalise Earth's rotation and gravity
>end life on Earth

reality is a bitch
#257 - yankadoodleshit (03/24/2012) [-]
Everybody is talking about Science and not complete ******** in the comments section.
This is the best day of my life.
#111 - warlordcheezdawg (03/24/2012) [+] (1 reply)
Bitch please
#270 - whiplasher (03/24/2012) [+] (3 replies)
42 minutes, you say?


...like, the answer to everything?
#141 - derpkipz (03/24/2012) [+] (8 replies)
What if we drill all inside the moon, with like 200 holes covering the surface and dig out a ton of the substances.... and fill it with cheese! when the cheese solidifies, we replace more dirt with cheese until we can tell our children the Moon really is made of CHEESE!
What if we drill all inside the moon, with like 200 holes covering the surface and dig out a ton of the substances.... and fill it with cheese! when the cheese solidifies, we replace more dirt with cheese until we can tell our children the Moon really is made of CHEESE!
#504 - peachaw (03/24/2012) [-]
>line the inside of the tunnel with copper wire
>drop huge magnet into tunnel
>enjoy free infinite electricity
>problem nuclearfags?
#235 - bdowns (03/24/2012) [+] (1 reply)
**bdowns rolled a random image posted in comment #550 at ok guys we're f*cked **
User avatar #484 - Thehomelessman (03/24/2012) [+] (2 replies)
That is until you hit the side of the wall on accident and kill yourself

lol imagine thousands of years in the future people come to the moon to explore and just find this random hole with a dead body just flying up and back down
#21 - bunger (03/24/2012) [+] (7 replies)
Did OP just discover perpetual motion???   
and with that, a potential source of unlimited energy???
Did OP just discover perpetual motion???
and with that, a potential source of unlimited energy???
User avatar #22 to #21 - jtwagner (03/24/2012) [-]
No. Harnessing the energy would reduce the speed with which you fell to the point that you just stop.
#638 - sosyourmom (03/24/2012) [+] (3 replies)
**** this, it's raping my brain
#524 - nickypickle (03/24/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#516 - acre (03/24/2012) [+] (4 replies)
First of all,
the middle of the earth is ******* dense, so you would hardly be decellerating at all the closer you got to the center (This would be the same for the moon) and
secondly,
the amount of pressure setting down upon you would be enough to crush you, because the earth isn't perfectly round, with the same amount of mass each side, you would probably be crushed around 2 kilometres down. Heard of the Bends (not the album, which is awesome)? its like that, except accelerating at around 9.8m/s-1.

So, YOUR POINT IS INVALID.
#519 to #516 - 4chan refugee (03/24/2012) [-]
its the moon jackass
the ******* moon
#491 - goochmaster (03/24/2012) [-]
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thumb for you, OP
User avatar #624 - flaminggodzilla (03/24/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Satan would be one pissed mother ****** if you drilled a whole through his living room...


#91 - uratan (03/24/2012) [+] (6 replies)
Still couldn't happen unfortunately, the immense pressure that causes the moon to stay in a spherical shape would cause the tunnel to collapse.
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