Spaced Out- Isaac Newton Wrong?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Prior to the Apollo expeditions, the NY Times ran articles claiming one of Isaac Newton’s theories was wrong: contrary to his hypothesis, a rocket could not function in a vacuum. Will the NY Times have to apologize to a man dead more than 300 years?

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nikoLibertyB July 6, 2010 - 2:40 PM

so is Isaac Newton Wrong?

dw6nvf December 8, 2011 - 8:50 AM

@nikoLibertyB yeah I dont get the title too O_O

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IdentifiablePerson March 4, 2019 - 12:17 AM

But Newton’s first law is totally wrong and I think you will agree with that. Have you ever seen an object moving at constant speed on a straight line in space or on earth? No, never. One thing for sure, there is no straight line in the universe, because all objects are moving continuously. How can there be a straight line in such a 3D situation. Straight lines can only be drawn on a piece of paper lying on the floor.

About the constant speed – that is also completely wrong. Every point in space and on earth there are gravitational forces from all objects in the universe. Their sum total can never be zero for all time, because they are always moving. Thus the total magnitude at any point in space can not only be zero, it will constantly change in its direction also. Thus no object in the universe can move in a straight with constant velocity. For more on Newton’s laws take a look at the free book at the blog site

Alan Lowey July 5, 2020 - 5:50 PM

His imagery was fundamentally incorrect. An alternative view is that dark/different matter exists at the centre of the Moon which pulls on the Earth's core to create the ocean tides. The pull would be especially strong on the same plane to create the spring tides.

A particle force-carrier of attraction is analogous to a corkscrew which translates rotational energy via it's shape and structure into a force of attraction and the cork pops out of the bottle.