Jumping into the Moon
I was stumbling upon and I came across this interesting article about “What would happen if I drilled a tunnel through the center of the Earth and jumped into it?” Seeing as the Earth has a molten core, and oceans all around it would be difficult. Hypothetically, if this was possible we could travel from one side of the Earth to the other in merely 42 minutes! This could potentially be done on the moon however due to the cold core, no atmosphere, and lack of groundwater. If you could dig a tunnel and have a ladder in the tunnel you could use that to slowly feel your weight decrease as you descend. This is because there is more of the moon’s mass above you, so it attracts you upward. And as you may have already figured out, once you get to the center, you’d be weightless. If you were to actually leap into the tunnel you would accelerate at a very high speed, then zoom through the center and start decelerating. Once you reached the other side you would start falling down the opposite direction and this oscillation would continue back and forth forever. I just thought that was interesting. What are your thoughts? Should we get a drilling team and open a Six Flags on the moon?