2 Answered Questions for the topic tidal effect
Short of collision, can gravity itself kill you?
Imagine that you are falling into object with huge gravity (i.e. black hole) that does not have any atmosphere. The question is - before you hit the ground, can the gravity itself (which would be... more
Why is the Moon considered the major cause of tides, even though it is weaker than the Sun?
You have likely read in books that tides are mainly caused by the Moon. When the Moon is high in the sky, it *pulls* the water on the Earth upward and a high-tide happens. There is some similar... more