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944355.  Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:10 pm Reply with quote

bagpiperNL wrote:
If you are, in any way able to reach the other end of the tunnel/hole, would you have enough speed to get out?
You would rise above sea level to the same extent you started.

So if the entrance to the hole was on a hill, and the exit was below that level: then you'd pop out the other end to the same hight as the hill.

But I think we're assuming everything is at sea level - which is fair enough - and means dr bob is correct.

1125651.  Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:46 am Reply with quote

To bring up a topic from a long time back. I just read an article discussing this very theoretical problem, how long would a journey in free fall through the center of the Earth and out the other side take? It was long thought that the answer was 42 mins and 10 or 12 sec. But a recent reevualtion of the problem has given the result as 38 mins 11 sec.

1128062.  Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:40 am Reply with quote

Does that mean I can get to the station 4 minutes later and still catch the train?


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