Visualizing Gravity Wells

By Admin, June 17, 2012


Another great new infographic comic from A mix of real science and humor, this one plays on the words “gravity well” by visualizing the strength of each planets gravity as the depth of a crater scaled to Earth’s surface gravity. The chart shows the “depth” of various solar system gravity wells. Each well is scaled such that rising out of a physical well of that depth – in constant Earth surface gravity – would take the same energy as escaping that planet’s gravity in reality.


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