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Re: Atmosphere

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Posted by Wayne/">Wayne on November 26, 1999 17:08:22 UTC

CL: You'd be heavier..... : The atmosphere wouldn't pull you away from the earth because there would also be an increase of air particles on the other side of the earth, pulling you towards the earth. So the net gravitational pull would cancel. The grand result would be an increase in the total mass of the earth causing you to be pulled harder to the earth's center of gravity. In other words, you'd get heavier.

Wayne: An increase in particles on the other side of the earth would have zero effect because gravity at earth's center has gone to zero. Each area of earth surface (say north pole south pole) is pulling back on earth's center with equal gravitational force. That is why you would be weightless if you could journey to earth's center.

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