Sunday, February 16, 2014

Gravity well

There simply is an endless supply of map-ish xkcds by Randall Munroe. this one does a beautiful job of illustrating gravity wells. The "title-text" at the actual webcomic says:

This doesn't take into account the energy imparted by orbital motion (or gravity assists or the Oberth effect) all of which can make it easier to reach outer planets.
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