I read that discussion, and almost everything makes sense to me. The thing I see making artifical gravity impractical are the issues astronauts would have with nausea, disorientation, etc. One thing confusing to me is the coriolis effect the astronauts would experience. If an astronaut was...
Shooting Star, Like other have explained, I think the coriolis effect will be at play in a rotating space ship (and on earth). But, I'm wondering if the magnitude of the effect is a greater in space, and how it is calculated in space or on land (moon, earth, etc).
It wouldn't be hard for NASA to demonstrate artificial gravity on a small scale, and there are tons of videos out there with other experiments. Where is the one for artificial gravity???
(27 seconds in) shows a coriolis affect
I'm thinking that centrifugal force might behave differently in space than it does on earth, and that 'artificial gravity' (ie 2001: A Space Odyssey) would never work due to the coriolis effect. I'm not arguing the terminology, just the theory.
I just think "artificial gravity" (walking around in space) is just a myth, and pure science fiction/speculation. And I'm interested in finding out why it should or should not work. If I wanted to argue I would have responded to Shooting Star's previous post.
As long as the astronaut was connected to the rim, the ball would have a curved trajectory toward the ground/rim ..
If the answer is "C" and the ball would drop straight towards his feet. What force would keep the ball adjacent to the floor below?
You are wrong. Unless the astronauts are physically attached to a spinning "centrifuge", or propelling themselves forward (i.e. previous video) they will not experience any sort of "artficial gravity" at all.
When I hear "artificial gravity" I think of something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.. The rotating space craft, with people walking around inside of it. This is not possible. Real "artificial gravity" is created in a smaller centrifuge, with an astronaut strapped inside of it.. Without...
PatPwnt, Thanks for that video, it was entertaining. But, it proves nothing really.
Please explain why:
1. This simulates the same effects that would occur in outer space.
2. Centrifugal force can't be the 'redirection' of gravity.
Is there even any scientific proof of this concept? If a space station is spinning rapidly around an axis in space .. simulated gravity would come from centrifugal force? I've heard lots of talk about this, but where is the proof? Does NASA have a video clip or experiment data?