Sir Issac Newton’s Centuries Old Question
Everyone has heard about the feather and the bowling ball: if dropped from the same distance above the earth in a vacuum they will fall at the same rate and hit the ground simultaneously. Most have tried to imagine this experiment, but have you ever seen it carried out in a giant gravity simulator?
Brian Cox, an English physicist and Royal Society Research Fellow and frequent guest on science television shows and at TED conferences, ran this experiment in a gravity simulator at the world’s largest vacuum chamber in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The video below shows the results!
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