Re: Challenge to Jim Scotti

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Subject: Re: Challenge to Jim Scotti
Date: 5 Jun 1998 15:05:44 GMT

In article <6ko22i\$1ca@bgtnsc01.worldnet.att.net> Eric George writes:
>> Do you satellites fly off into space, when going at faster
>> speeds?
>
> circular orbit velocity is: V = C/P = sqrt(G*Me/a) ... So yes,
> geosync satellites do go faster then the moon, they are much
> closer.

(Begin ZetaTalk[TM])
You are granting yourself an excape clause, so that you NEVER have to
square law states quite plainly that the force of gravity between the
Earth and Moon is less than the full surface weight of the Moon, but
nevertheless can be calculated.  What you have, then is the Moon at its
distance EQUATING to a lesser weight if on the surface!  What is
"weight" if not the force of gravity in operation?

The exercise we went through established that the Moon, at its current
distance, is EQUIVALENT to a body weighing several million trillion
metric tons at the surface of the earth, while only orbiting at a speed