I already explained why it couldn't have occurred. That's not the question. What would have to happen or be modified for Verne's vehicle to enter orbit around the moon or the earth? C'mon, exert your mind. There is no way that it will enter orbit around anything. What happens with Verne's shot, assuming his vehicle survives the atmosphere? It goes up, now what?A_Morley wrote:I do not need to understand the underlying scientific principals in order to know that an hundred and fifty year old work of fiction did not, in fact, occur in real life. I can determine that without math.Rusty wrote:Nope, just me. Is your little spiteful mind too small to understand why Verne was completely wrong? Perhaps you can explain what would be necessary to achieve any orbit, around the moon or the earth.A_Morley wrote:Now he get's the reference. Lord. Are all Canadians so witless and dull?Rusty wrote:It didn't happen. But it does read, down to details, just like Verne's 1865 novel. Verne had a poor understanding of physics.
Hint: What shape describes the path of Verne's vehicle? Now what is the shape of an orbit? They're different.