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On 10/4/2010 9:43 AM, Fakhruddin, Hasan wrote:
Greetings folks!I believe I can respond to a question that is the physics counterpart of
Here is a question for your intellectual entertainment:
A solid rubber ball has a radius of r in vacuum at the surface of a planet that is a solid uniform sphere. The ball is now placed in vacuum at the center of the planet. Will the radius of the rubber ball
(C) Stay the same?
~ Hasan Fakhruddin
Instructor of Physics
angels dancing on pinheads
If a highly elastic ball forms a perfect sphere at the surface of some
planet with appreciable gravity,it would be asymmetrical when
transported to some location where the gravity gradient is reduced,
taking a slightly oblate form.
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