Asked Dec 17, 2019

A space explorer is moving through space far from any planet
or star. He notices a large rock, taken as a specimen from an
alien planet, floating around the cabin of the ship. Should he
push it gently, or should he kick it toward the storage compartment?


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Far away from sun or any planets where no none planet exist, the explorer is in zero gravity. He sh...


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w =mg = 0.


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