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Re: Ripped Apart

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Posted by Zephram Cochrane/">Zephram Cochrane on November 12, 1999 02:26:56 UTC

: say you had an EXTREMELY dense planet, and you hollowed out a sphere in the exact center, and put a ball in the middle, could the gravity of the outside of the planet rip the ball apart into infinately many pieces? assuming the gravity on all sides of the ball was equal...

: is this right?

No, as I've said before you will be weightless everywhere in the spherical hole, not just at the center. The mass will not be torn apart.

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