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# If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?

Anonymous Coward
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04/26/2019 06:12 PM
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If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
If gravity theory is correct then I should increase in mass due to the closer distance to the core?
But at the core the mass must be 0!?
As in if we drilled a hole all the way through the earth and jumped in then we would accelerate and exceed the center then reverse in slowly reducing cycles until we end up stationary in the center...
LTHN.

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04/26/2019 06:16 PM

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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
If gravity theory is correct then I should increase in mass due to the closer distance to the core?
But at the core the mass must be 0!?
As in if we drilled a hole all the way through the earth and jumped in then we would accelerate and exceed the center then reverse in slowly reducing cycles until we end up stationary in the center...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

Might be more like a bungee cord type of feeling, where the momentum of your gravitational pull towards the centre makes you travel past the core, and once the momentum force is expanding you rise to the centre again.
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04/26/2019 06:18 PM
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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
the earth is so big, we cant drill deep enough to test the theory of mass increasing the closer you get to the center.

if you theoretically feel through a hole from crust to the core, you would continue falling past the core then start to slow down miles after the core if another parallel hole is on the other side to allow you to pass.

this is also under conditions where the core would not burn you to dust before you even reached near it.
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04/26/2019 06:20 PM
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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
If gravity theory is correct then I should increase in mass due to the closer distance to the core?
But at the core the mass must be 0!?
As in if we drilled a hole all the way through the earth and jumped in then we would accelerate and exceed the center then reverse in slowly reducing cycles until we end up stationary in the center...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

Might be more like a bungee cord type of feeling, where the momentum of your gravitational pull towards the centre makes you travel past the core, and once the momentum force is expanding you rise to the centre again.
Quoting: LTHN.

Would be a great bungee cord experience! but in the centre would our mass be zero?
MarPep

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04/26/2019 06:23 PM

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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
Your mass would stay the same. Your weight would decrease gradually as the tug on your mass became exerted in all directions, becoming equal at the center of the Earth. But you would need to be made of molten Iron or be Superman to survive the heat
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04/26/2019 06:25 PM

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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
If gravity theory is correct then I should increase in mass due to the closer distance to the core?
But at the core the mass must be 0!?
As in if we drilled a hole all the way through the earth and jumped in then we would accelerate and exceed the center then reverse in slowly reducing cycles until we end up stationary in the center...
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

Might be more like a bungee cord type of feeling, where the momentum of your gravitational pull towards the centre makes you travel past the core, and once the momentum force is expanding you rise to the centre again.
Quoting: LTHN.

Would be a great bungee cord experience! but in the centre would our mass be zero?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

I guess at the onset our mass would be zero, but then gradually other planets gravitational pull would start to affect our mass.
"A wise man listens to the message and uses his logic and discernment to process it, a fool negates the message by prejudging the messenger."

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04/26/2019 06:25 PM
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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
Your mass would stay the same. Your weight would decrease gradually as the tug on your mass became exerted in all directions, becoming equal at the center of the Earth. But you would need to be made of molten Iron or be Superman to survive the heat
Quoting: MarPep

But should my weight increase as I approach the center?
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04/26/2019 08:40 PM

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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
Your mass would stay the same. Your weight would decrease gradually as the tug on your mass became exerted in all directions, becoming equal at the center of the Earth. But you would need to be made of molten Iron or be Superman to survive the heat
Quoting: MarPep

But should my weight increase as I approach the center?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

No. with equal gravitaional attraction on all sides, your weight would be zero, and your mass would be the same--if you are made of indestructible material as temperature there is 10,000 degrees F or higher.

Last Edited by MarPep on 04/26/2019 08:43 PM
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04/26/2019 08:48 PM
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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
Your mass would stay the same. Your weight would decrease gradually as the tug on your mass became exerted in all directions, becoming equal at the center of the Earth. But you would need to be made of molten Iron or be Superman to survive the heat
Quoting: MarPep

But should my weight increase as I approach the center?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

no .
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04/26/2019 08:49 PM
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Re: If I travelled towards the centre of the earth would my mass increase or decrease?
Your mass would stay the same. Your weight would decrease gradually as the tug on your mass became exerted in all directions, becoming equal at the center of the Earth. But you would need to be made of molten Iron or be Superman to survive the heat
Quoting: MarPep

But should my weight increase as I approach the center?
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 18525887

no .
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77576040

you won't become smarter either .