How far can we throw a ball on other worlds?
Continuing with the theme of interplanetary baseball, yesterday, the World and Science Twitter account shared this captivating video graphic, originally created by Dr. James O’Donoghue. The graphic shows how far a ball would travel on the surface of other celestial bodies in our solar system, assuming said ball is thrown at a speed of 45 mph and at a 45-degree angle. A ball thrown on Mars, it seems, would travel more than twice as far as a ball thrown on Earth. A particularly interesting data point is for Pluto, where the same thrown ball would travel a whopping 667 meters!
How far can we throw a ball on other worlds?— World and Science (@WorldAndScience) January 25, 2022
(Credit: Dr James O’Donoghue/@physicsJ) pic.twitter.com/lKvtfBMUYM