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J. Perelman
"Entertaining physics". Book 2.
Chapter 4. World attraction

AS FLEW TO THE MOON HEROES WELLS

Interestingly described in H.G. wells the time of departure interplanetary car in the way. A thin layer of Cavorite"covering the outer surface of the projectile, making it as if completely weightless. You understand that weightless body cannot lie quietly on the bottom of the ocean air; it has to be the same, what would happen to the tube, is immersed at the bottom of the lake: tube quickly floated on the surface of the water. Similarly weightless shell - cast to the same inertia rotation of the earth, must rapidly come up and, having reached the extreme limit of the atmosphere, free to continue his journey in the world. The characters of the novel and flew. And being in the world, they are opening one valve while closing the other, exposing the projectile with a pull of the Sun, Earth, moon, reached the surface of our satellite. Subsequently, one of the travelers in the same shell returned to Earth.

We will not dwell here on the analysis of the ideas of wells in essence, is made by me in another place, where I found her failure. Believe for a moment witty novelist and follow his heroes to the moon.

Entertaining physics J. Perelman

 




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