Newton's Cannon

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 18:57

Newton's cannonball was a thought experiment Isaac Newton used to hypothesize that the force of gravity was universal...

The cannon fires a ball that falls to earth. The cannon adds some power to the next shot and the cannonball goes a bit farther. Eventually the ball flies with enough velocity to break the planets gravity and falls into orbit. The ball literally falls around the planet indefinitely.

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