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What would be the consequences of turning off Earths gravity field for a nano second?
If instead of "turning Earth's gravity off" for a nanosecond, we imagined that everything accelerated away from the center of the Earth at 1 g for 1 nanosecond, this would be equivalent. Surface gravity on Earth is 9.8 m/s2, and the acceleration decreases at increasing depth. But let's imagine that everything accelerated away from the center at 9.8 m/s2 for one nanosecond, that would impart a velocity of 9.8x10–9 m/s and a total displacement of 4.9x10–18 meters, or about 1 billionth of the radius of a hydrogen atom...As pmbphy says, "nothing of great interest"
I think it would be far more interesting if all of the oxygen in the atmosphere somehow became singlet oxygen
Quote from: chiralSPO on 27/06/2016 20:11:07I think it would be far more interesting if all of the oxygen in the atmosphere somehow became singlet oxygenI hesitate to ask what circumstance might bring that about. However, I do agree, far more interesting.