Reply to post: Re: RE: I see what you did there

Plants in SPAAAAAAACE are good for you

Adrian Harvey
Boffin

Re: RE: I see what you did there

The trouble with spinning to simulate gravity is that rotational inertia causes some odd effects. If you pick something up it will feel like it's being dragged sideways as it tries to remain on the same course.

It may be ok for plants as they don't move much, but for humans it's quite disconcerting. Try lifting your arm on a spinning fairground ride if you get the chance!

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