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# Does more ground move underneath you the further away you are from earth? watch

1. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Okay. And more ground doesn't pass underneath you the further away you are (assuming you're a ghost untouched by velocity)?
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I realise this question might be getting ridiculous now but I really need to know a definitive answer
Correct. If you are floating in space above the equator, stationary relative to the rest of the universe, and the earth is rotating about its axis directly underneath you it doesn't matter how high you are it continues to rotate at the same speed and the same amount of land (or ocean) will pass beneath your dangling feet.
2. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)

Let's pretend for a second that angular velocity doesn't exist and you could ignore the laws of physics and float above the Earth without being affected by the rotation of the earth or the atmosphere. In that situation, the earth would move at the same pace beneath you regardless of far away from it you are?

On another slightly unrelated subject, this is all helping me understand the dark matter thing a bit better.
Yes.

What dark matter thing?
3. (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Yes.

What dark matter thing?
Probably this:
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/2009...r-from-bananas
or
http://www.physics.org/featuredetail.asp?id=41

4. (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Yes.

What dark matter thing?
This.

It's not really related but it's helped me visualise things a little better.
5. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
This.

It's not really related but it's helped me visualise things a little better.
Oooh. Almost like:

6. (Original post by jneill)
Oooh. Almost like:

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Based on this thread I've mocked up my first design for a super fast plane

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7. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
Based on this thread I've mocked up my first design for a super fast plane
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Sign me up! I'll be your first test passenger (only if you are piloting)
8. (Original post by jneill)
Sign me up! I'll be your first test passenger (only if you are piloting)
Awesome

This project is so outrageous that nothing can possibly go wrong, the universe would not allow it.
9. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
AND your latest rep gave me my next gem.

10. (Original post by jneill)
AND your latest rep gave me my next gem.

That's a sign!

11. (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
This.

It's not really related but it's helped me visualise things a little better.

Have I made an unwitting discovery?

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