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If you dug a hole through the center of the earth would you......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zip, 19 May 2006.

  1. Zip

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    .....Be suspended in the air in the center of the earth by the force of gravity pushing u down from both sides of the world like my picture shows.

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    Or would you just get crash or torn about from both forces pushing an pulling each way?

    Anyone know the answer to this because its starting to bug me :o

    Edit: Due to Mics post about burning melting im going to have to write this :o
    There is no way of burning or melting to death in this question. Ive taken that out of the scenario
     
    Last edited: 19 May 2006
  2. Mic

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    No youd burn/melt to death
     
  3. panthro

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    Word
     
  4. Acrotomophilia

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    I think you would just burn to death. ;)
     
  5. SideWinder

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    Probably and it's 'Hole', not 'Whole'. :)
     
  6. Mic

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    Slower than something really slow.




    Me for example.
     
  7. MastermindUK

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    And the earth might collapse.
     
  8. Sparky__H

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    carbonised :)
     
  9. Wryel

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    If there was no air resistance and it was a clear run you could jump in and just fly from one side to other constantly.
     
  10. MR_Punk

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    Would the pressure not squash you?

    +44
     
  11. Wryel

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    Not if you avoid supporting walls.
     
  12. Acrotomophilia

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    :eek: :D
     
  13. Grrrrr

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    You would osscillate between here and somewhere near new zealand for a long time eventually slowing down due to air resistance. Then you would be suspended in the middle of the earth and as forces are equal from all sides you would be experiencing weightlessness

    *i think*
     
  14. da_mic_1530

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    say for arguments sake that he has a pressure resistant fire proof suit with all the stuff to keep him alive, would he float in the middle or whooosh straight through
     
  15. gord

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    What your really asking is if the Earth was put on a treadmill would the gravity =0.9r divided by the number of sandwiches you get when you slice one in half, subtracted from Broadband, isnt it?
     
  16. squiffy

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    "2 forces of gravity?" :rolleyes:
     
  17. loopstah

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    Pressure would probably squash you if you take away the burning/ melting.


    But is the treadmill travelling at the speed of light?
     
  18. Zip

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    One from each end :p
     
  19. Duke

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    Only if it has a Max Power sticker on it.
     
  20. Sparky__H

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    Then it’s the bouncing ball equation all over again

    The guy would have enough force to break past the source but the pull would mean he would slingshot back and forth until he stopped altogether.