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comment What happens when a contracted object going at speeds comparable to light is fit in a tight space, but has been brought to rest
The original question I link to also answers what happens if you keep the doors closed. However, the answer may depend on what precisely you mean by "brought to rest" in the question.
Nov
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answered What happens when a contracted object going at speeds comparable to light is fit in a tight space, but has been brought to rest
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answered Does my interstellar pole thought experiment violate casualty?
Aug
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comment Can you tell just from its gravity whether the Moon is above or below you?
The presentation seems to have disappeared from the website, but a copy is available from the Wayback Machine at web.archive.org/web/20130430131234/http://earth.eo.esa.int/…
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revised Can you tell just from its gravity whether the Moon is above or below you?
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accepted What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
Jul
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comment What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
@WetSavanna: no, I'm not asking for the most stable form, but instead about the phase that's only one step more stable than an iron planet. There are likely multiple steps between an iron planet and a black hole.
Jul
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comment What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
@Floris: The huge pressure would somehow force some parts of the mass to gain so much velocity that is stronger than the gravity, and so is ejected. It doesn't sound very likely, but I can't exclude it, so I wanted to mention it for completeness.
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Jul
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comment What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
@HDE226868: it probably couldn't form from any realistic astronomical process, because there's not enough iron anywhere, so this is hypothetical. But maybe it could form from the core of a star after the rest of the star leaks away.
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revised What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
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asked What is the largest possible mass for a stable planet made of iron?
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comment How does this capillary-action setup not become a perpetual motion machine?
physics.stackexchange.com/q/89223/8851 "How is the water meniscus at the edge of a capillary tube", physics.stackexchange.com/q/88544/8851 "Capillary tube of insufficient length" may be more relevant. It deals not with the case of a hole on the tube, but with a shorter tube, but that's close enough.
Apr
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comment Is the second defined arbitrarily?
"So practically the second was historically defined so that 60•60•24•365.25 adds up to a year." - I don't think that part is right.
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comment Feynman diagrams in effective theories
Slightly related to that pion exchange is physics.stackexchange.com/q/9663/8851 Is it pions or gluons that mediate the strong force between nucleons?
Dec
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comment Why toroid has no magnetic pole?
I think you mixed up the equation.
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