China Has Built an ‘Artificial Moon’ on Earth That Can Make Gravity 'Disappear'
China has created an artificial low-gravity research facility. The gravity of this place can be controlled using powerful magnets by scientists to such low levels that it could successfully simulate the moon’s gravity, as per South China Morning Post. The research facility can control the gravity inside a vacuum chamber that is 60 centimetres in diameter and make the gravitational pull of the earth “disappear.” The moon has one-sixth of the Earth’s gravity, and developing the ability to control it, despite Earth’s omnipresent gravitational pull, is a significant achievement that can help scientists with future missions to the moon. However, because of the small size of the chamber, it cannot be used to train astronauts. Currently, NASA trains astronauts for microgravity situations in high-altitude parabolic flights.
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