The Painted Balloon Experiment - Living Universe
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The Orbiting Chain Experiment

The Orbiting Chain Experiment - living universe

To demonstrate an orbit around the Earth, we will first describe an experiment that was available even in Galileo’s time. A powerful cannon is fired over the surface of the Earth and the path of the cannonball is recorded. The cannon is then again fired from the point where the first cannonball struck. This process continues until the cannonball has traveled all the way around the Earth.

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