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May 3, 2011

As light as.. wait, that wont work

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1304467148 ) Play

Famous video, famous experiment. What did this experiment confirm?

Yep, the audio is muted out.

Cracked by: badideabear , jowens , Aravind , shrik , Raghuvansh , Dibyo , Ananth , Thejas V R , Rogi , dineshk , shrey , udupendra , vinayaknp , krudebox , Nanda , Mo , krikkrak and Manish Achuth

Answer:
The famous footage of the Apollo 15 astronaut that dropped a hammer & feather on the moon to prove Galileo‚Äôs theory that in the absence of atmosphere, objects will fall at the same rate regardless of mass. — Quoting Manish

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19 Responses to “As light as.. wait, that wont work”

  1. badideabear
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    Confirmed Galileo’s theory that all falling bodies accelerate at the same rate regardless of mass (gravity is a constant force)


  2. jowens
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    “At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott performed a live demonstration for the television cameras. He held out a geologic hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time. Because they were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer, as Galileo had concluded hundreds of years before – ****all objects released together fall at the same rate regardless of mass.****”


  3. Aravind

    Repeat of Galileo’s Leaning tower of Pisa experiment. With large servings of awesomeness and kickass-itude.


  4. shrik
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    Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott demonstrates that the mass of an object does not affect the time it takes to fall, using a hammer and a feather on the Moon.

    IOW, Galileo was da man.


  5. Raghuvansh
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    An experiment on the Apollo 15 mission where they proved Galileo’s acceleration due to gravity theory by dropping a hammer and a feather in what was essentially a vacuum, demonstrating that both fell at the same rate.


  6. Dibyo
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    it proved galileo right, about hammer and feather taking the same time to fall when there is no air resistance


  7. Ananth
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    Galileo’s uniform gravity stuff


  8. Feather and Hammer experiment on Moon. It confirmed Galileo’s finding that gravity acts similarly on all objects – be it a hammer or a feather.


  9. Rogi
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    Finally having the ability to take the “Ignoring air resistance…” stipulation out of Galileo’s theories about acceleration.


  10. dineshk
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    Hammer-feather drop experiment by Commander David Scott during the Apollo 15 mission. In the absence of air resistance, both hit the lunar surface at the same time as predicted by Galileo.


  11. shrey

    Galileo’s theory that all objects accelerate at the same rate.


  12. udupendra
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    Galileo’s laws of gravity


  13. vinayaknp

    Galileo’s Tower of pisa experiment. two objects with different weights will fall at the same speed


  14. krudebox
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    The feather and hammer drop on the Moon done by the Apollo 15 crew. To confirm Galileo’s hypothesis of falling objects in a vacuum.


  15. Nanda

    Galileo’s claim that all bodies are accelerated uniformly in absence of air resistance


  16. Urthstripe

    Proving that space is a vacuum (and there’s no atmosphere on the moon)


  17. Mo

    Feather + Hammer Drop on the moon, supported the hypothesis that acceleration due to gravity is independent of mass


  18. That the acceleration of a falling body does NOT depend on its mass. (Known as the falling body expt or the “Hammer and Feather expt”)


  19. Manish Achuth
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    The famous footage of the Apollo 15 astronaut that dropped a hammer & feather on the moon to prove Galileo’s theory that in the absence of atmosphere, objects will fall at the same rate regardless of mass.


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